The Essential Max Müller: On Language, Mythology, and Religion

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The Essential Max Müller: On Language, Mythology, and Religion

The Essential Max Müller: On Language, Mythology, and Religion

  • Title: The Essential Max Müller: On Language, Mythology, and Religion
  • Author: Jon R. Stone
  • ISBN: 9780312293093
  • Page: 316
  • Format: Paperback
The Essential Max Müller: On Language, Mythology, and Religion By Jon R. Stone,



Max M ller is often referred to as the father of Religious Studies, having himself coined the term science of religion or religionswissenschaft in 1873 It was he who encouraged the comparative study of myth and ritual, and it was he who introduced the oft quoted dictum He who knows one religion , knows none Though a German born and German educated philologist,Max M ller is often referred to as the father of Religious Studies, having himself coined the term science of religion or religionswissenschaft in 1873 It was he who encouraged the comparative study of myth and ritual, and it was he who introduced the oft quoted dictum He who knows one religion , knows none Though a German born and German educated philologist, he spent the greater part of his career at Oxford, becoming one of the most famous of the Victorian arm chair scholars M ller wrote extensively on Indian philosophy and Vedic religion, translated major sections of the Vedas, the Upanisads, and all of the Dhammapada, yet never visited India To be sure, his work bears the stamp of late 19th Century sensibilities, but as artifacts of Victorian era scholarship, M ller s essays are helpful in reconstructing and comprehending the intellectual concerns of this highly enlightened though highly imperialistic age.


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