Introduction to the discussion "Religious studies as a scientific discipline: a delusion?"

Author: Zbíral, David
Source document: Religio. 2012, vol. 20, iss. 1, pp. [5]-8
  • ISSN
    1210-3640 (print)
    2336-4475 (online)
Type: Article
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In this text, I introduce the special feature of Religio: Revue pro religionistiku 20/1, 2012, "Religious Studies as a Scientific Discipline: A Delusion?". I briefly summarize the main argument of the original article "Religious Studies as a Scientific Discipline: The Persistence of a Delusion" by Luther H. Martin and Donald Wiebe, and those of the five responses by Hans Gerald Hödl, Hubert Seiwert, Radek Kundt, Tomáš Bubík, and Kocku von Stuckrad. At the end, I return to the EASR conference 2011 in Budapest, Hungary, where Martin and Wiebe's paper was originally presented, and comment on this event.