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The Ideology of Religious Studies.

Author: Timothy Fitzgerald
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 2003.
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There has been a debate within the religious studies community about the validity of religion as an analytical category. Through an analysis of the use of religion in a range of scholarly texts, the author maintains that the comparative study of religion is really a form of liberal ecumenical theology.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Timothy Fitzgerald
ISBN: 9780198028253 0198028253 0195347153 9780195347159
OCLC Number: 437175390
Description: 1 online resource (291 pages)
Contents: Contents; 1 Religion, Religions, and World Religions: Religious Studies--A Critique; 2 Comparative Religion: The Founding Fathers and the Theological Legacy; 3 Ninian Smart and the Phenomenology of Religion; 4 Religion, Family Resemblances, and the Use Context; 5 Religions, Quasi Religions, and Secular Ideologies; 6 Buddhism in India: Ritual, Politics, and Soteriology; 7 Hinduism; 8 Problems of the Category 'Religion' in Japan; 9 Consrtucting a Collective Identity; 10 Bowing to the Taxman; 11 Religious Studies, Cultural Studies, and Cultural Anthropology. 12 The Critique of 'Culture' in Cultural AnthropologyNotes; General Bibliography; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; Q; R; S; T; U; V; W; Y; Z.

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There has been a debate within the religious studies community about the validity of religion as an analytical category. Through an analysis of the use of religion in a range of scholarly texts, the author maintains that the comparative study of religion is really a form of liberal ecumenical theology.

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