Methodology in Religious Studies The Interface With Womenªs Studies (Mcgill Studies in the History of Religions) by Arvind Sharma

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Subjects:

  • History of religion,
  • Women"s studies,
  • Women"s Studies - General,
  • Religion - Commentaries / Reference,
  • Religion,
  • Comparative Religion,
  • Sociology of Religion,
  • Christian Theology - General,
  • Study and teaching,
  • Christianity - Theology - General

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The Physical Object
FormatHardcover
Number of Pages253
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL9465616M
ISBN 100791453472
ISBN 109780791453476

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In this book, Arvind Sharma introduces the term “reciprocal illumination” to describe the mutual enlightenment that can occur when a comparison is made between one tradition and another, one method and another, or between a tradition and a method.

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