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Project: Alfred Loisy as a comparative historian of religions. An investigation of Loisy’s position within early 20th century and current comparative methodology

01/10/12 – 30/09/16

This project aims at investigating the methodological contribution to the early 20th century comparative study of religion of Alfred Loisy (1857-1940), professor of History of Relgions at the Collège de France, and analyzing the impact of his comparative work on current studies of the origins of Christianity. It will also investigate the sociological context (scientific networks) in which Loisy worked.