Theory and Methods in the Study of Religion
Resources for Scholars of Religion
Welcome to the Theory and Methods in the Study of Religion resource site. This website is a product of research by graduate students working primarily in the Department of Religious Studies at the University of Texas at Austin and was originally developed through the graduate seminar Theory and Methods in the Study of Religion led by Professor John Traphagan. Graduate students in the seminar produced the content, largely based upon their own research interests as a way of supporting long-term dissertation ideas.
The aim of the website is to provide bibliographical and other resources that may be helpful to graduate students, faculty, and other scholars interested in the academic/scientific study of religion. Although the resources here may be of use to theologians, this is not intended to provide information directly focused on theology.
This is a work in progress. Additional resources will be added during future iterations of the seminar. Comments are welcome on the content as well as suggestions for additional areas of research to add to the site. Please keep in mind that this is not intended as a forum for theological or moral debate. Comments should be limited to specific discussions of the resources provided and how to improve content. Comments and other posts that are deemed to have a theological agenda will be deleted.