A Modest Proposal on Method: Essaying the Study of Religion

Further documents methodological and institutional failings in the academic study of religion. This collection of essays--which includes three previously unpublished chapters--identifies the manner in which old problems (like the presumption that our object of study is a special, deeply meaningful c...

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Contributors: McCutcheon, Russell T. 1961- (Other)
Format: Electronic Book
Language:English
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Published: Leiden Boston Brill ©2015
In:Year: 2015
Series/Journal:Supplements to method & theory in the study of religion 2214-3270 volume 2
Supplements to method & theory in the study of religion volume 2
Standardized Subjects / Keyword chains:B Science of Religion
Further subjects:B Collection of essays
B Religion Study and teaching
B Religion Methodology
B Religion ; Study and teaching
B Electronic books
B RELIGION ; Comparative Religion
B RELIGION ; Essays
B Religion ; Methodology
B RELIGION ; Reference
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Summary:Further documents methodological and institutional failings in the academic study of religion. This collection of essays--which includes three previously unpublished chapters--identifies the manner in which old problems (like the presumption that our object of study is a special, deeply meaningful case) yet remain in the field. But amidst the critique there are a variety of practical suggestions for how the science of religion can become methodologically even-handed and self-reflexive--the markings of a historically rigorous exercise.--Provided by publisher
Introduction: Plus c̦̦a change -- A modest proposal on method -- I have a hunch -- Myth -- Introducing Smith -- How to give up the Bible, and learn to love it again -- "Why do you seek the living among the dead?" (Luke 24:5) -- A response to Donald Wiebe from an easy-going Zax -- "And that's why no one takes the humanities seriously" -- It could be different: reinventing the study of religion in Alabama.
Item Description:Includes bibliographical references and index
ISBN:900428141X