Many of my participants felt that familiarity with Christianity permitted them to be critical in a way that they could not with other religious traditions.
‘Belief’ lies at the core of E.B. Tylor’s canonical definition of religion as belief in ‘spiritual beings’. However, in the last decades of the twentieth century the concept became unfashionable in the social sciences, with scholars from all parts of the world denouncing its centrality as a Western, Protestant bias which has limited application to other religions. Ariela Keysar disagrees…
What does it mean to believe?
International Symposium: 8th –10th March 2012
Organised by the Centre for Religion and Contemporary Society, University of Kent, and the British Council
Applications are invited for a limited number of funded places (covering UK travel, food, and accommodation) to attend this symposium being held at the University