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Religious Studies

Research guide for Religious Studies program at the University of Memphis

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Religious Methodology

What is a methodology in religious studies? 

Methodologies in religious studies are the interpretive models on which the analysis of religious phenomena and resources are discussed. Methodologies provide a lense of analysis from which to view the field of religous studies. Within religious studies there are three common methodologies: Philosophy of Religion (Phenomenology), the study of religious communities (Functionalism), and the study of all aspects of the beliefs, practices, and experiences of the followers of a particular religion (Lived Religion). There are many subsets within these fields and other methodologies can be used in combination to study a particular faith. 

This page provides you with resources on methodology in religous studies. 

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