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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