Painting a picture
ISASR in association with the Study of Religions, University College Cork.
I have sought in this piece to locate Brian Bocking's distinguished leadership and contribution to the academic study of religions in various contexts against the background of some history of the field's development -by selecting key methods and emphases that are relevant, especially from the formative times in the new Department of Religious Studies in the University of Lancaster from 1967, of which Brian Bocking was a part as a student from the early 1970s. In doing this I have acknowledged as a 'wash' on the canvas of the picture my own perspectives and subjectivity in the construction of the story and of these developments.
Religion , Religious studies , Phenomenology
MORGAN, P. 2016. Painting a picture. Journal of the Irish Society for the Academic Study of Religions, 3(1), 3-15.
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