Genealogies of religion.
Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, c1993
|提及的人：||Salman Rushdie; Salman Rushdie; Salman Rushdie; Salman Rushdie; Salman Rushdie|
|ISBN:||0801846315 9780801846311 0801846323 9780801846328|
|描述：||335 p. ; 24 cm.|
The Construction of Religion as an Anthropological Category --
Toward a Genealogy of the Concept of Ritual --
Pain and Truth in Medieval Christian Ritual --
On Discipline and Humility in Medieval Christian Monasticism --
The Concept of Cultural Translation in British Social Anthropology --
The Limits of Religious Criticism in the Middle East: Notes on Islamic Public Argument --
Multiculturalism and British Identity in the Wake of the Rushdie Affair --
Ethnography, Literature, and Politics: Some Readings and Uses of Salman Rushdie's Satanic Verses.
"In Genealogies of Religion Asad explores how religion as a historical category emerged in the West and has come to be applied by scholars, journalists, and politicians as a universal concept. The idea that religion has undergone a radical change since the Christian Reformation - from totalitarian and socially repressive to private and relatively benign - is a familiar part of the story of secularization. It is often invoked to explain and justify the liberal politics and world-view of modernity. And it leads to the view that "politicized religions" threaten both reason and liberty. Asad's essays explore and question all these assumptions. He argues that "religion" is a construction of European modernity, a construction that authorizes - for Westerners and non-Westerners alike - particular forms of "history making." Asad examines aspects of this authorizing process in the so-called fundamentalism of Saudi Arabia, in the Rushdie affair in Great Britain, and in other phenomena."--BOOK JACKET.