Book Forum: A Discussion of James L. Cox’s A Phenomenology of Indigenous Religions

Schmidt, Bettina E. and Cox, James and Sutcliffe, Steven J. and Owen, Suzanne and Tafjord, Bjørn Ola (2023) Book Forum: A Discussion of James L. Cox’s A Phenomenology of Indigenous Religions. Indigenous Religious Traditions, 1 (1). pp. 90-127. ISSN 2754-6748

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On 12 October 2022, a seminar was held in the University of Edinburgh to review, discuss and critique James L. Cox’s book, A Phenomenology of Indigenous Religions: Theory and Practice (2022, Bloomsbury). This article contains revised papers from that event as prepared by the speakers, in-cluding Cox’s introduction and response to the presentations. The papers explore various themes, comprising a consideration of Religious Studies as a discipline, Indigenous Religions and the World Religions Paradigm, issues surrounding the formulation of research questions, the role of a re-searcher in relation to those being researched, the notion of the ‘sacred’ in the study of Indigenous Religions, and questions about who can be classified as a phenomenologist of religion. Cox responds to each of these issues by emphasizing local agency among Indigenous groups as the key concept undergirding what he calls ‘relational research’. The participants’ papers, which have been revised for publication in this article, are presented in the order they were delivered at the seminar.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: phenomenology, indigenous religions
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BL Religion
Divisions: Institutes and Academies > Institute of Education and Humanities > Academic Discipline: Humanities and Social Sciences
Depositing User: Bettina Schmidt
Date Deposited: 14 Aug 2023 10:32
Last Modified: 09 Jan 2024 17:15

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