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Religion in the Global East: Challenges and Opportunities for the Social Scientific Study of Religion

Center on Religion and Chinese Society, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN 47907, USA
Religions 2018, 9(10), 305; https://doi.org/10.3390/rel9100305
Received: 25 September 2018 / Revised: 30 September 2018 / Accepted: 9 October 2018 / Published: 10 October 2018
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Religiosity, Secularity and Pluralism in the Global East)
This essay is based on the Presidential Address at the East Asian Society for the Scientific Study of Religion Inaugural Conference on 3–5 July 2018 in Singapore. It discusses some aspects of the key concepts, some of the distinct characteristics of religion in East Asia, and some implications for the social scientific study of religion in general. View Full-Text
Keywords: Global East; religion; religiosity; atheism; Sheilaism; spiritual but not religious Global East; religion; religiosity; atheism; Sheilaism; spiritual but not religious
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