Edited by Jan G. Platvoet and Arie L. Molendijk
The Pragmatics of Defining Religion is a multidisciplinary volume on the problem of the definition of religion with chapters on the polemics of defining religion in modern contexts, the history of the concept of religion, the methodology of its definition; it includes several definition proposals.
This study offers a detailed analysis of Dumézil's model of the Indo-European 'idéologie tripartie'. Such an analysis is a first prerequisite to any evaluation of his work, given its size. The author concludes that the constant reformulation of the model and the reinterpretation of the facts ...
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