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A magic still dwells : comparative religion in the postmodern age

Author: Kimberley C Patton; Benjamin C Ray
Publisher: Berkeley, Calif. : University of California Press, ©2000.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In this assessment of the field of compartive religion, this text surmounts the seemingly intractable division between postmodern scholars who reject the comparative endeavour and those who affirm it. It brings together leading historians of religion from a range of backgrounds and vantage points.
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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Magic still dwells.
Berkeley, Calif. : University of California Press, ©2000
(OCoLC)1085906000
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Kimberley C Patton; Benjamin C Ray
ISBN: 0520219716 9780520219717 0520221052 9780520221055
OCLC Number: 41387602
Description: ix, 245 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Prologue: in comparison a magic dwells / Jonathan Z. Smith --
pt. 1. Comparative religion: the state of the field. The scholar as mythographer: comparative Indo-European myth and postmodern concerns / David Gordon White ; Contested identities: the study of Buddhism in the postmodern world / Malcolm David Eckel ; Post-modern and -colonial -structural comparisons / Wendy Doniger --
pt. 2. Case studies: critical issues in the history of religions. What's beyond the post? comparative analysis as critical method / Barbara A. Holdrege ; The contextual illusion: comparative mysticism and postmodernism / Jonathan R. Herman ; Discourse about difference: understanding African ritual language / Benjamin Caleb Ray ; American religion is naturally comparative / Winnifred Fallers Sullivan ; Dialogue and method: reconstructing the study of religion / Diana L. Eck --
pt. 3. A revised comparison: new justifications for comparative study. Juggling torches: why we still need comparative religion / Kimberley C. Patton ; Methodology, comparisons, and truth / Huston Smith ; Elements of a new comparativism / William E. Paden ; The magic in miniature: etymological links in comparative religions / Laurie L. Patton ; The net of Indra: comparison and the contribution of perception / Lawrence E. Sullivan ; Epilogue: the "end" of comparison: redescription and rectification / Jonathan Z. Smith.
Responsibility: edited by Kimberley C. Patton and Benjamin C. Ray.
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