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Bibil Identifier bibil:200134
Publication Type Book
Title (English, Long) A Guide to Writing Academic Essays in Religious Studies
Author Brown, Scott G.
Year (Publication) 2008
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2008
Year (Copyright) 2008
Year (Reference) 2008
Library BCU/Dorigny, Lausanne
Signature UPA 50346
Place 22/28(02)
Publishing house Continuum
Place London / New York
ISBN 978-0-8264-9887-8
Edition number 1
Language English
Pages xii Pages
107 Pages
height in cm 20
Genre Original
Abstract One of the greatest challenges for instructors in religious studies is the task of explaining why, in colleges and universities, the truth claims of religions are not accepted or even investigated, but instead a disinterested, secular approach is taken.
Most instructors prefer not to address the issue directly, leaving their students to work out for themselves the difference between religious studies and the study of religion.
Those who remain confused inevitably submit essays that reveal more about their religious upbringing than their ability to analyze a phenomenon objectively.
A Guide to Writing Academic Essays in Religious Studies eases the transition for undergraduate students by explaining what they need to know about writing research essays pertaining to religion. Topics include methodological and theoretical presuppositions of religious studies, types of research essays, locating appropriate scholarly literature, developing a thesis, the essentials of essay form and content, quotations, forms of documentation, avoiding plagiarism, gender-inclusive language, layout, style, conciseness, rewriting and proofreading, approaching ancient texts, and how to recognize and avoid bad scholarship.
This guide is indispensable for students new to religious studies.
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Bible (as a whole) : Bible (as a whole) -- Hermeneutics - Methods : Tools and techniques of analysis
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