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Critical Theory and the Importance of Religious Studies | Bulletin for the Study of Religion December 19, 2012

Posted by sandyclaus in Public History.
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A common response to critical theory’s critiques of categories related to “religion” is that it undermines the rationale for the academic study of religion. If the categories do not exist, then what is the point of the field? Because people employ the categories strategically, promoting various interests, religious studies becomes more relevant as critical theory facilitates analysis of those strategic applications of the category.

via Critical Theory and the Importance of Religious Studies | Bulletin for the Study of Religion.

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