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Pagan Studies: In Defense of Pluralism


Ezzy, D, Pagan Studies: In Defense of Pluralism, The Pomegranate: the international journal of Pagan studies, 16, (2) pp. 135-149. ISSN 1528-0268 (2015) [Refereed Article]

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Equinox Publishing Ltd 2015

DOI: doi:10.1558/pome.v16i2.27312


Pagan studies should allow the inclusion of religionist ideas and concepts within its academic oeuvre. Such concepts and ideas have been, and will probably continue to be, productive empirically and theoretically. Religious language and concepts can provide new and interesting ways of seeing and understanding the world that are empirically insightful. Further, the academic study of religion should practice a "deep pluralism" in which religionist ideas sit beside critical-naturalist atheism. This arises out of a presumptive humility, recognizing that one's own perspective may not be the final and complete way of understanding all things. standing all things.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:Sociology of Religion, Pagan Studies
Research Division:Human Society
Research Group:Sociology
Research Field:Sociology not elsewhere classified
Objective Division:Culture and Society
Objective Group:Religion
Objective Field:Religion and society
UTAS Author:Ezzy, D (Professor Douglas Ezzy)
ID Code:102530
Year Published:2015
Web of Science® Times Cited:1
Deposited By:School of Social Sciences
Deposited On:2015-08-27
Last Modified:2018-02-02

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