The Next Step in Studying Religion: A Graduate's Guide
Publisher:Continuum International Publishi ISBN:9780826498434 Published Date:4th October 2007 Dimensions:156 X 230 X 22 mm Weight:0.3993 kilograms Pages:224 Binding:Paperback Condition:VeryGood
Short DescriptionA collection of essays which aims to help graduate students of Religious Studies and Theology to become professional scholars and professors. This title covers various themes of studying religion or religions within the narratives of the lives of experienced professors. It is useful for scholars who are dealing with the oeuvre of contributors.
Full DescriptionA collection of essays written specifically to help graduate students of Religious Studies and Theology in their quest to become professional scholars and professors: this candid and yet practical guide is indispensable reading for graduate students of religion (and cognate fields). Contributions aim to encapsulate the 'pearls of wisdom' that each contributor feels would have assisted them when they themselves were graduate students. Many of the problematic themes of studying religion or religions emerge, but they do so concretely, that is, within the narratives of the lives of experienced professors. These problems are therefore not simply or predominantly dealt with as mere intellectual abstractions. The biographical flavour of many of the essays will help the graduate student reader relate to the work of more experienced students of Religious Studies and Theology and may even constitute important reading for scholars who are dealing with the oeuvre of contributors. Contains more than a dozen essays written by a mix of well established and younger scholars including: David Chidester, Harold Coward, Donald A. Crosby, Michel Desjardins, Marc H. Ellis, Darlene Jushka, Klaus Klostermaier, Kay Koppendrayer, Charles H. Long, Larry Patriquin, Vern Neufeld Redekop, Carolyn Sharpe, Jon R. Stone, Russell T. McCutcheon.
Review"The best dissertation is the one that is finished" is my usual advice to graduate students. Now I am able to recommend this volume which helps graduate students in religious studies and theology to complete their theses, and make the transition to academic employment. There are both practical and theoretical considerations within these pages. This book is required reading for all graduate students and their mentors in our field." Amir Hussain, Associate Professor of Theological Studies, Loyola Marymount University
"This collection of essays, which includes personal narratives from several of the most influential scholars in the field of religion, provides welcome practical advice and makes an important contribution to the task of defining our field, taking into account its origins, history and context. This will serve as a useful tool in seminar courses and will also prove an invaluable resource for all who work in the field."Kristin MacLaren, University of Maine at Farmington