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The Transformation of American ReligionThe Story of a Late-Twentieth-Century Awakening$
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Amanda Porterfield

Print publication date: 2001

Print ISBN-13: 9780195131376

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2003

DOI: 10.1093/0195131371.001.0001

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The Pragmatic Role of Religious Studies

The Pragmatic Role of Religious Studies

(p.202) 6 The Pragmatic Role of Religious Studies
The Transformation of American Religion

Amanda Porterfield (Contributor Webpage)

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The academic study of religion in colleges and universities played an indirect but important role in the development of spirituality. Courses in religious studies proliferated in the context of the Vietnam War, criticism of American Protestant culture, and the search for alternative forms of religious meaning. This chapter identifies the historical roots of religious studies in Protestant thought and describes the development of the field, paying particular attention to the influences of Paul Tillich and Mircea Eliade.

Keywords:   academic study of religion, Mircea Eliade, religious studies, spirituality, Paul Tillich

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