Analytic Theology and the Academic Study of Religion

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William Wood
  • Oxford: 
    Oxford University Press
    , March
     352 pages.
     For other formats: Link to Publisher's Website.
Review coming soon!

Review by Matthew Hale forthcoming.


Analytic theology can flourish in the secular academy, and flourish as authentically Christian theology. Analytic Theology and the Academic Study of Religion explains analytic theology to other theologians and scholars of religion, while simultaneously explaining those other fields to analytic theologians. William Wood defends analytic theology from some common criticisms, but also argues that analytic theologians have much to learn from other forms of inquiry. Analytic theology is a legitimate form of theology, and a legitimate form of academic inquiry, and it can be a valuable conversation partner within the wider religious studies academy. Analytic Theology and the Academic Study of Religion articulates an attractive vision of analytic theology, fosters a more fruitful inter-disciplinary conversation, and enables scholars across the religious studies academy to understand one another better.

About the Author(s)/Editor(s)/Translator(s): 

William Wood is fellow and tutor in theology at Oriel College, University of Oxford. He is the author of Blaise Pascal on Duplicity, Sin, and the Fall: The Secret Instinct (Oxford University Press, 2013).


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