Religious competition: is it a useful concept?

Authors

  • Frederick G. Naerebout

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.13154/er.v3.2016.BJ-CC

Keywords:

competition, rivalry, contestation, conflict, marketplace

Abstract

In recent years ‘competition’ has become an ever more popular concept in the study of ancient religions. Or should that be a label? Innovative concept or mere label: to come to a decision, we should ask some questions. What are the studies that advertise themselves as dealing with competition about, what do people understand by it? Does competition do what it should be doing: provide some new interpretative framework, and, in the case of edited volumes, tie the different contributions together? In order to answer these questions, a fairly recently published volume (Rosenblum, Vuong & DesRosiers, 2014) will be analyzed in some detail and compared to some other publications that cover (or seem to cover) the same ground.

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Published

2016-10-04

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Miscellaneous

How to Cite

Religious competition: is it a useful concept?. (2016). Entangled Religions, 3, BJ-CC. https://doi.org/10.13154/er.v3.2016.BJ-CC

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