This article reflects on the question whether it is still possible to study religion religiously today
or not? This is due to the variety of disciplines’ interest in religion and its phenomena. Such
interest influenced the study to adopt a new approach that is different from that of religious
studies. Both religion and its phenomena, especially myths according to the reductionists,
should be treated lesser than they are professed to be. Mircea Eliade on the other hand argues
differently, as he stresses on the point that religious phenomena can only be studied under
religious spheres alone.
E.T.N. (University of Pretoria) completed a masters degree
under the supervision of J.B. (University of Pretoria).
A summary of the mini-dissertation is presented in an article
format. E.T.N. did most of the research whilst J.B. gave
direction as to the compilation of arguments.