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Description - Manufacturing Religion by Russell T. McCutcheon

This work offers a critique of traditional religion scholarship, focusing serially on multiple 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 analyzes 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 Details

ISBN: 9780195105032
ISBN-10: 0195105036
Format: Hardback
(241mm x 165mm x 20mm)
Pages: 266
Imprint: Oxford University Press Inc
Publisher: Oxford University Press Inc
Publish Date: 1-Mar-1997
Country of Publication: United States

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