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Zygon Center for Religion and Science. The New Sciences of Religion. The New Sciences of Religion: Exploring Spirituality from the Outside In and Bottom Up by William Grassie, New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2010. "A typically colorful and significantly original approach to religion, as contemporary science interprets it. It is rare to find a book that covers so wide a range of scientific approaches to religion, and Grassie does so without falling prey to reductionism of either the scientific or the theological kinds.

A remarkable achievement. " – Wesley J. "Grassie's new book is a timely and much needed contribution to religious scholarship. -- Johh F. "The significance of this work lies in the fact that it brings together in one accessible volume relevant scientific materials that are very up-to-date, materials that have not heretofore been assembled in a single work, and it relates those materials to the profound questions concerning the study of religion -- both historically and in contemporary times. Purchase the book Acknowledgements Permissions 1. 2. 3. Religiosity. The Gallup Religiosity Index, 2009. (light color indicates religious, dark nonreligious)[1] Religiosity, in its broadest sense, is a comprehensive sociological term used to refer to the numerous aspects of religious activity, dedication, and belief (religious doctrine).

Another term that would work equally well, though less often used, is religiousness. In its narrowest sense, religiosity deals more with how religious a person is, and less with how a person is religious (in practicing certain rituals, retelling certain stories, revering certain symbols, or accepting certain doctrines about deities and afterlife). Components[edit] Numerous studies have explored the different components of human religiosity (Brink, 1993; Hill & Hood 1999). Religion, World Religions, Comparative Religion - Just the facts on the world's religions.

World Religions: Comparative Analysis. The Big Religion Comparison Chart: Compare World Religions. The Great Chain in Various Wisdom Traditions. Religion.swf (Objet application/x-shockwave-flash) Category:Religion academics. Category:Historians of religion. Mircea Eliade. Evidence for God from Science. Category:Religious studies scholars. Scholars in religious studies, the academic field of multi-disciplinary, secular study of religious beliefs, behaviors, and institutions. Includes anthropology of religion, sociology of religion, psychology of religion, philosophy of religion and history of religion. Subcategories This category has the following 12 subcategories, out of 12 total.

Pages in category "Religious studies scholars" The following 51 pages are in this category, out of 51 total. Category:Study of religion. This category regroups topics in the multidisciplinary academic field of religious studies. Religious studies is the academic field of multi-disciplinary, secular study of religious beliefs, behaviors, and institutions.

It describes, compares, interprets, and explains religion, emphasizing systematic, historically-based, and cross-cultural perspectives. Please note that this field/category is not the same as theology or Category:Theology, though it often encompasses certain aspects of that field. Subcategories This category has the following 16 subcategories, out of 16 total. Pages in category "Study of religion" The following 52 pages are in this category, out of 52 total.