Fabricating Religion: fanfare for the common e. g.

"In this new collection of essays, McCutcheon continues his argument for the strategic ways in which scholars develop categories in making sense of the world. Not content with critique, he suggests a way forward, involving seeing not just religion as a routine aspect of social life, but seeing...

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Main Author: McCutcheon, Russell T. 1961-
Format: Print Book
Language:English
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Published: Berlin Boston De Gruyter [2018]
Volumes / Articles:Show volumes/articles.
Edition:[1. Auflage]
Standardized Subjects / Keyword chains:B Science of Religion / Method
B Religious sociology
B Religion / History
B Comparative religion
Further subjects:B Collection of essays
B Religion Study and teaching
B Religion Methodology
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Erscheint auch als: 9783110560848
Erscheint auch als: 9783110560831
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Summary:"In this new collection of essays, McCutcheon continues his argument for the strategic ways in which scholars develop categories in making sense of the world. Not content with critique, he suggests a way forward, involving seeing not just religion as a routine aspect of social life, but seeing the act of classifying part of the world as unique, necessary, and especially meaningful as a common social strategy that deserves further scrutiny"--
Introduction: On fabricating religion -- The category religion in recent publications: twenty years later -- Its (not) easy if you try: the challenge to imagine no religion -- A question (still) worth asking about the religions of man -- Man is the measure of all things: on the fabrication of Oriental religions by European history of religions -- Identifying the meaning and end of scholarship: whats at stake in Muslim identities -- Of concepts and entities: varieties of critical scholarship -- Historicizing the elephant in the room -- The magic of the melancholy: shifting gears in the study of religion -- Fanfare for the common e.g.: on the strategic use of the mundane
ISBN:3110559390