Theory in Distress? On Being ‘Critical’ with Everything

Theory in Distress? On Being ‘Critical’ with Everything ‘Religion’ is often, if not always, deemed a rather problematic category by critical theorists, who urge scholars to be more attentive to the genealogy and history of the category. As part of the review symposium of Theory in a Time of Excess (2016), this review essay argues that ‘theory’ itself could be deemed problematic if we wish to be consistent in adopting such a critical stance, which can lead to several dead-ends when excluding other theoretical options and possibilities. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Method & Theory in the Study of Religion Brill

Theory in Distress? On Being ‘Critical’ with Everything

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Brill
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Copyright © Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, The Netherlands
ISSN
0943-3058
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1570-0682
DOI
10.1163/15700682-12341438
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Abstract

‘Religion’ is often, if not always, deemed a rather problematic category by critical theorists, who urge scholars to be more attentive to the genealogy and history of the category. As part of the review symposium of Theory in a Time of Excess (2016), this review essay argues that ‘theory’ itself could be deemed problematic if we wish to be consistent in adopting such a critical stance, which can lead to several dead-ends when excluding other theoretical options and possibilities.

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Method & Theory in the Study of ReligionBrill

Published: Mar 23, 2018

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