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Observation-Participation-Subjunctivation: Methodological Play and Meaning-Making in the Study of Religion and Theology

Issue: Vol 31 No. 1 (2012)

Journal: Religious Studies and Theology

Subject Areas: Religious Studies Buddhist Studies Islamic Studies Biblical Studies

DOI: 10.1558/rsth.v31i1.17


This article sketches a taxonomy of methodological approaches operative in the study of religion. A fairly recent proposal by anthropologist André Droogers who suggests these are not mutually exclusive will also be presented. Opportunities and challenges opened up by Droogers’ model will be explored for its relevance across the broad spectrum that constitutes the contemporary scholarly study of religion, including theological studies.

Author: Amos Yong

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