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The allure of decadent thinking : religious studies and the challenge of postmodernism

Author: Carl Olson
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 2013.
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The use of postmodern thought to approach the study of religion threatens to call into question the values and representational mode of thinking typical of the field. Religious studies with a radical scepticism grounded in an embrace of decadence by postmodern thinkers has the potential to undermine, subvert, and distort the study of religion, making it difficult to understand the subject if such an approach is  Read more...
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Olson, Carl.
Allure of decadent thinking.
2013
Material Type: Document
Document Type: Book, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Carl Olson
ISBN: 9780199315970 0199315973
OCLC Number: 940000974
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Acknowledgements ; Preface ; Chapter 1 Introduction ; Chapter 2 Eroticism, Violence, and Sacrifice ; Chapter 3 Excess, Time, and the Pure Gift ; Chapter 4 Genealogy, Power, and Discourse ; Chapter 5 Hermeneutics, Comparison, and Difference ; Chapter 6 The Problematic Nature of Representational Thinking ; Chapter 7 Responding to the Postmodern Challenge ; Notes ; Bibliography ; Index
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Carl Olson offers a compelling and provocative argument against the application of postmodern thought to Religious Studies, showing how such radically skeptical thinking undermines, subverts, and  Read more...

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