Religion

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Discipline summary

Religion studies is a discipline that aims to understand world religion from a secular and objective point of view. The academic study of religion differs from theology in how scholars must maintain a critical historical perspective on the material they study. The field employs techniques from various disciplines and areas of study, including but not limited to philosophy, anthropology, archaeology, history, sociology, literature, and psychology. One may approach the study of religion from either a reductionist or a non-reductionist point of view, and may choose to narrow their study to various sub-fields based on method, religion of concentration, region, time period, or comparative study.

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