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- DescriptionThe 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 phemelogical 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 automy.
- Author BiographyPaul-Francois Tremlett is a Research Associate at the School of Oriental and African Studies and a Visiting Lecturer at the Institute of Ismaili Studies in London, UK. He has published essays on theory and method in the study of religions, on aspects of religion and culture in the Philippines and on the anthropology of religion on Taiwan.
- Author(s)Paul-Francois Tremlett
- PublisherBloomsbury Publishing PLC
- Date of Publication08/01/2009
- SubjectReligion: Comparative, General & Reference
- Series TitleContinuum Advances in Religious Studies
- Series Part/Volume Number3
- Place of PublicationLondon
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintContinuum International Publishing Group Ltd.
- Content Noteblack & white illustrations
- Weight408 g
- Width156 mm
- Height234 mm
- Spine20 mm
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