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Bocking, B.;
Can Religious Studies survive without religion? (Cardiff)
RELIG Seminar Series, Religious Studies Department
Cardiff University
Invited Seminars/Guest Lectures
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The lecture posed, for discussion, four questions about the study of religions in higher education:

  1. if religion declines or disappears, sooner or later, will Religious Studies go with it?
  2. Does a Religious Studies/Study of Religions dept need to be associated with religions in order to survive?
  3. Does a Religious Studies dept. need, or should it have, a religious or quasi-religious ethos?
  4. Does there need to be any relationship between one¿s Religious Studies teaching/research and personal religious (or anti-religious etc.)interests?

Cardiff University