Comparative Method in Theology and Religion
Instructor(s): Locklin, Reid B.
Graduate degree students enrol in SMT6855HF
Course Code: 
SMT3855HF
Semester: 
First Semester
Section: 
0101
Online: 
No
Credits: 
One Credit
Location: 
Toronto (St George Campus)
Description: 

Few methods have been more foundational to the scholarly study of religion, or more subject to searching criticism, than the practice of comparison. This seminar offers an advanced introduction to comparative method in the contemporary academy by means of a close study of 4-6 significant comparative projects published in the last decade. Examples will be drawn from different sub-disciplines of theology and religion, including but not limited to ritual studies, philosophy of religion, comparative theology and/or ethnography. Students will engage various foundational questions of comparative method, including the presuppositions of the comparativist, the skillful construction of comparative examples, and the role of theory.

Pre-Requisites Currently Offered Next Scheduled Previously Offered Scheduling Information
Fall 2016
Fall 2018
Fall 2015
Start Time: 
17:00
End Time: 
19:00
Hours per Week: 
2
Schedule: 
Wed
Minimum: 
1
Maximum: 
5
Teaching Method: 
Seminars
Readings
Means of Evaluation: 
Class Participation
Research Paper
Summative Paper
Short Paper