Insider of buitenstaander? | Amsterdam University Press Journals Online
2004
Volume 38, Issue 3
  • ISSN: 2542-6583
  • E-ISSN: 2590-3268

Abstract

Abstract

It is argued in this article that the question, whether religion should be studied ‘from within’ or ‘from without’ constitutes a false dilemma, as far as is concerned. Adoption of this dilemma and of the metaphor on which it is based, inevitably leads to ideological bias. The , therefore, cannot but approach his object ‘from without’. Regardless of his convictions about religion as a private person, as a scientist he is necessarily an outsider.

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