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Religion and the Discourse on Modernity

Tremlett, Paul-Francois (2009). Religion and the Discourse on Modernity. Continuum Advances in Religious Studies. London, UK: Continuum.

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Abstract

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.

Item Type: Authored Book
Copyright Holders: 2009 The Author and Continuum
ISBN: 0-8264-9823-X, 978-0-8264-9823-6
Academic Unit/Department: Arts > Religious Studies
Item ID: 24811
Depositing User: Paul-François Tremlett
Date Deposited: 05 Dec 2010 09:54
Last Modified: 23 Oct 2012 14:36
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/24811
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