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Religious Studies

Religious studies is an academic field that studies religious beliefs, behaviors and institutions, and the impact these have on the individual, society and culture. Religious Studies draws upon multiple disciplines and their methodologies such as anthropology, sociology, psychology, philosophy, history, and literature.  Therefore, it attempts to describe, compare, interpret, and explain religious phenomena systematically in relation to society as a whole.  It emphasize a historical based, cross-cultural perspective, recognizing the ways in which religion both shapes, and is shaped by, changing socio-cultural forms. It involves critical reflection on the role and value of religious communities with respect to both past and contemporary problems and issues.

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