A modest proposal on method [electronic resource] : essaying the study of religion / by Russell T. McCutcheon
- McCutcheon, Russell T., 1961-
- Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 
- Physical Description:
- xiii, 236 pages ; 25 cm.
- Supplements to method & theory in the study of religion, 2214-3270 ; VOLUME 2
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- 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.
- 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 This collection of essays--which includes three previously unpublished chapters--identifies the manner in which old problems (like the presumption that our object of study is a special, deeply meaningful case) yet remain in the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
- Bibliography Note:
- Includes bibliographical references and index.
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