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The Discipline of Religion By Russell T. McCutcheon

The Discipline of Religion
by Russell T. McCutcheon

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The Discipline of Religion is a lively critical journey through religious studies today, looking at its recent growth as an academic discipline, and its contemporary political and social meaning.
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The Discipline of Religion: Structure, Meaning, Rhetoric by Russell T. McCutcheon

The Discipline of Religion is a lively critical journey through religious studies today, looking at its recent growth as an academic discipline, and its contemporary political and social meanings. Focusing on the differences between religious belief and academic religious discourse, Russell T. McCutcheon argues that the invention of religion as a discipline blurs the distinction between criticism and doctrine in its assertion of the relevance of faith as a credible object of study. In the leap from disciplinary criticism to avowal of actual cosmic and moral meaning, schools of religious studies extend their powers far beyond universities and into the everyday lives of those outside, managing and curtailing specific types of speech and dissent.

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'Develops a post-phenomenological agenda for the study of religion, showing how an understanding of where the discipline has come from can help to shape where it is likely to go. The suggestion to reformulate the discipline in terms of a politics of the ordinary is one that I whole-heartedly endorse, and McCutcheon sets up this agenda very well.' I Dr Malory, Editor Culture and Religion, University of Stirling

About Russell T. McCutcheon


RUSSELL T. MCCUTCHEON is Chair of the Department of Religious Studies at the University of Alabama. He is author of Manufacturing Religion (1997) and Critics Not Caretakers: Redescribing the Public Study of Religion (2001), editor of The Insider/Outsider Problem in the Study of Religion (1999), and co-editor with Willi Braun of Guide to the Study of Religion (2000).

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The Discipline of Religion: Structure, Meaning, Rhetoric by Russell T. McCutcheon
Russell T. McCutcheon
Used - Like New
Paperback
Taylor & Francis Ltd
2003-05-01
352
0415274907
9780415274906
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