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The Ideology of Religious Studies
Title Book: The Ideology of Religious Studies
ISBN 10: 9780195347159
ISBN 13: 0195347153
Publisher : Oxford University Press
Category : Religion / Christian Theology / General
Languages : en (Available in All Languages)
Pages : 296

Télécharger The Ideology of Religious Studies livre PDF et EPUB gratuitement. In recent years there has been an intensifying debate within the religious studies community about the validity of religion as an analytical category. In this book Fitzgerald sides with those who argue that the concept of religion itself should be abandoned. On the basis of his own research in India and Japan, and through a detailed analysis of the use of religion in a wide range of scholarly texts, the author maintains that the comparative study of religion is really a form of liberal ecumenical theology. By pretending to be a science, religion significantly distorts socio-cultural analysis. He suggest, however, that religious studies can be re-represented in a way which opens up new and productive theoretical connections with anthropology and cultural and literary studies.