Religion And The Discourse On Modernity Hardback

by Paul-francois Tremlett;


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Religion And The Discourse On Modernity

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The point of departure for this book is the debate about whether religious studies should privilege explanation or understanding. Engaging with contemporary scholarship in the field, Tremlett argues that the study of religions has always involved the conflation of facts and values and indeed has been structured in advance by the value-saturated discourse on disenchanted modernity. He argues that phenomenological and post-modern approaches to religions lack both theoretical and methodological coherence, and in their stead proposes a Marxist approach to religions that is at once empirical and informed by values pertaining to social justice, freedom and autonomy.

Religion And The Discourse On Modernity by Paul-francois Tremlett was published by Continuum in January 2009. The ISBN for Religion And The Discourse On Modernity is 9780826498236.

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Page last updated 1st December 2016
Author / Artist
Book FormatHardback
PublisherContinuum (January 2009)
Weight408g
Number of Pages192
Thickness20 mm
Height234 mm
Width156 mm
ISBN9780826498236
ISBN-10082649823X
Product Code1650555
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