Secular Theories on Religion

Secular Theories on Religion

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9788772895727
Publisher: Museum Tusculanum Press
Publication date: 10/30/2000
Pages: 330
Product dimensions: 6.50(w) x 9.45(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Preface7
Pragmatic Theory9
Analytical Theorizing in the Secular Study of Religion21
Reason without Consolation: Theological Misappropriations of the Discourse Theory of Jurgen Habermas and their Implications for the Study of Religion33
On Universals in the Study of Religion51
Beyond Essence and Intuition: A Reconsideration of Understanding in Religious Studies69
Community and Locality in the Study of Religions87
Follow the Genes: Religion as a Survival Strategy107
Reflections on 'Theses on Method'117
A Radically Social Theory of Religion123
Secular Theory and the Academic Study of Religion137
From Theology to World Religions: Ernst Troeltsch and the Making of Religionsgeschichte149
Critics not Caretakers: The Scholar of Religion as Public Intellectual167
Speaking Different Languages: Religion and the Study of Religion183
Religion, World, Plurality193
Westernism Unmasked211
Some Reflections on Approaches and Methodologies in the Study of Religions231
Making the Gender-Critical Turn249
'Why the Academic Study of Religion?' Motive and Method in The Study of Religion261

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