Discourse of Sui Generis Religion and the Politics of Nostalgia
By (author) Russell T. McCutcheon
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Manufacturing Religion by Russell T. McCutcheon
Book DescriptionIn this book, Russell McCutcheon offers a powerful critique of traditional religious scholarship, focusing on a number of interrelated targets. Most prominent among these are: History of Religions as a discipline; Mircea Eliade, the founder of the discipline; contemporary textbooks on world religions; and the oft-repeated bromide that 'religion' is a sui generis phenomenon. He skilfully analyses the ideological basis for and service of the sui generis argument, demonstrating that it has been used to constitute the field's object of study in a form that is ahistoric, apolitical, fetishized, and sacrosanct.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780195105032
(241mm x 165mm x 20mm)
Imprint: Oxford University Press Inc
Publisher: Oxford University Press Inc
Publish Date: 1-Mar-1997
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Russell T. McCutcheon
Entanglements, Paperback (March 2014)
Entanglements attempts to argue against those who claim that scholarship on the category religion is only of secondary interest, in that it fails to do primary research on real religions. The volume collects eighteen responses, written across twenty years, that each exemplify the inevitably situated, give-and-take nature of all academic debate.
Religious Experience, Paperback (November 2012)
This Reader presents writings from both those who assume the existence and possible universality of religious experience and those who question the very rhetoric of "experience".
Introducing Religion, Hardback (January 2008)» View all books by Russell T. McCutcheon
'Introducing Religion' brings together leading international scholars in the field of religious studies to examine religion as integral to everyday social practice.
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