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  1. The Return of Religion or the End of Religion? On the Need to Rethink Religion as a Category of Social and Political Life.Jayne Svenungsson - 2020 - Philosophy and Social Criticism 46 (7):785-809.
    During the last decades of the 20th century, Western philosophy saw a renewed interest in religion, often referred to as ‘the return of religion’. At about the same time, a growing number of anthro...
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  • Theses on the Critique of “Religion”.Craig Martin - 2015 - Critical Research on Religion 3 (3):297-302.
    Those of us who study the history and politics of the concept of religion and its related terms often find that our peers in adjacent disciplines or subdisciplines do not take into account our findings and continue to use the terms naively and unreflexively. Perhaps this is because they are unaware of the problematic norms knotted into the history of the concept or the contested political stakes involved in its use. Or, perhaps they are engaged in just the very sort (...)
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  • Brad Stoddard and Craig Martin (Eds) Stereotyping Religion: Critiquing Clichés. [REVIEW]Sara Williams - 2019 - Critical Research on Religion 7 (3):312-315.
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  • A Metaphysics for the Study of Religion: A Critical Reading of Russell McCutcheon.Kevin Schilbrack - 2020 - Critical Research on Religion 8 (1):87-100.
    Russell McCutcheon is one of the foremost proponents of what he calls “the critical study of religion,” that is, the shift to reflect critically on the concepts used in the academic study of religion, who invented them, and why. The critical study of religion leads to the realization that the concepts with which we think were invented by particular people, at a particular historical location, for a particular purpose. What are the philosophical implications of this? McCutcheon defends a debunking or (...)
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  • What Makes Critical Religion Critical? A Response to Russell McCutcheon.Warren S. Goldstein - 2020 - Critical Research on Religion 8 (1):73-86.
    This is a response to Russell McCutcheon’s book chapter titled “On Concepts and Entities: Varieties of Critical Scholarship” in which he criticizes the value-driven approached advocated in previous editorials of Critical Research on Religion. This response points out that critical religion is also value-driven and not non-normative as he claims, but that this is what makes it critical.
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  • Does Past Religion Have a Past? Habermas, Religion, and the Sacred Complex.Kenneth MacKendrick - 2018 - Critical Research on Religion 6 (3):309-330.
    This article argues for a rethinking of Jürgen Habermas's understanding of religion. Taking into consideration some of Habermas’s recent writings on the topic, it is argued that his conception of religion is untenable. Recent critical studies on the discourse of religion and its historical context have rendered the classic conception of religion suspect. Instead of describing a unique sphere of life, religion can and should be redescribed as something ordinary, embedded, and conceptually inseparable from a larger array of social imaginary (...)
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  • Theory of Religion and Historical Research. A Critical Realist Perspective on the Study of Religion as an Empirical Discipline.Hubert Seiwert - 2020 - Zeitschrift für Religionswissenschaft 28 (2):207-236.
    The article discusses the connection between theory formation and historical research in the study of religion. It presupposes that the study of religion is conceived of as an empirical discipline. The empirical basis of theories is provided primarily by historical research, including research in the very recent past, that is, the present time. Research in the history of religions, therefore, is an indispensable part of the study of religion. However, in recent discussions on the methods, aims, and theoretical presuppositions of (...)
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  • Theorizing Religion and Questioning the Future of Islam and Science.Mohsen Feyzbakhsh - 2020 - Zygon 55 (4):996-1010.
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  • A Hydra‐Logical Approach: Acknowledging Complexity in the Study of Religion, Science, and Technology.Robert M. Geraci - 2020 - Zygon 55 (4):948-970.
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  • Social Context in HCl: A New Framework for Mental Models, Cooperation, and Communication.Giuseppe Mantovani - 1996 - Cognitive Science 20 (2):237-269.
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  • Theatrical and Ritual Boundaries in South Asia: An Introductory Essay.Elisa Ganser - 2017 - In Elisa Ganser & Ewa Debicka-Borek (eds.), Theatrical and Ritual Boundaries in South Asia: Part I. Krakow: Ksiegarnia Akademicka.
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  • Imperatives Without Imperator.Anton Schütz - 2009 - Law and Critique 20 (3):233-243.
    Schmitt’s theologisation of sovereignty has been subjected, 50 years later, to a ‘quarter turn’ by Foucault’s move from issues of domination to issues of government. After a further 30 years, radicalising Foucault, Agamben’s archaeology of economy adds another ‘quarter turn’: the structure that emerges once the old European conjugality of facticity and validity, of praxis and being, emptied of all bonds, links, and loops, gives way to the bare opposition ‘bipolarity’. The new constellation provides the old legal-theoretical problem of rules (...)
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  • Violence: Religious, Theological, Ontological The Myth of Religious Violence: Secular Ideology and the Roots of Modern Conflict by William T. Cavanaugh Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2009.Vincent Lloyd - 2011 - Theory, Culture and Society 28 (5):144-154.
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  • Greater Advaita Vedānta: The Case of Sundardās.Michael S. Allen - 2020 - Journal of Indian Philosophy 48 (1):49-78.
    To understand the history of Advaita Vedānta and its rise to prominence, we need to devote more attention to what might be termed “Greater Advaita Vedānta,” or Advaita Vedānta as expressed outside the standard canon of Sanskrit philosophical works. Elsewhere I have examined the works of Niścaldās, whose Hindi-language Vicār-sāgar was once referred to by Swami Vivekananda as the most influential book of its day. In this paper, I look back to one of Niścaldās’s major influences: Sundardās, a well-known Hindi (...)
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  • Mapping Sacred Geography in Medieval India: The Case of the Twelve Jyotirliṅgas. [REVIEW]Benjamin J. Fleming - 2009 - International Journal of Hindu Studies 13 (1):51-81.
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  • Four Advantages of a Systemic Approach to the Study of Religion.Richard Sosis - 2020 - Archive for the Psychology of Religion 42 (1):142-157.
    There has been increasing interest in the evolutionary study of religion, but perfunctory fractionalization has limited our ability to explain how and why religion evolved, evaluate religion’s current adaptive value, and assess its role in contemporary decision-making. To move beyond piecemeal analyses of religion, I have recently offered an integrative evolutionary framework that approaches religions as adaptive systems. I argue that religions are an adaptive complex of traits consisting of cognitive, neurological, affective, behavioral, and developmental features that are organized into (...)
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  • Contingent and Contested: Preliminary Remarks on Buddhist Catalogs and Canons in Early Japan.Bryan D. Lowe - 2014 - Japanese Journal of Religious Studies 41 (2).
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  • 'Religion' and the Concept of the Buddha Way: Semantics of the Religious in Dōgen.Raji C. Steineck - 2018 - Asiatische Studien / Études Asiatiques 72 (1):177-206.
    In recent decades, the concept of religion, and specifically its application to non-Western historic cultural formations has come unter critical scrutiny. This paper applies the analysis of semantic fields to three works by the medieval Japanese Buddhist monk Dōgen (1200–1253), who came to be revered as founder of the still extant Sōtō school of Zen Buddhism. By putting his notion of the ‘Buddha Way’ (butsudō) into strong relief, it provides a basis for comparison with modern concepts of religion. The conclusion (...)
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  • Feminist Social Criticism and Marx's Theory of Religion.Amy Newman - 1994 - Hypatia 9 (4):15 - 37.
    Feminist philosophers and social theorists have engaged in an extensive critique of the project of modernity during the past three decades. However, many feminists seem to assume that the critique of religion essential to this project remains valid. Radical criticism of religion in the European tradition presupposes a theory of religion that is highly ethnocentric, and Marx's theory of religion serves as a case in point.
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  • On the Making of a Canon: Historicity and Experience in the Tamil Śiva-Bhakti Canon. [REVIEW]Karen Pechilis Prentiss - 2001 - International Journal of Hindu Studies 5 (1):1-26.
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  • The Story of the Classical Tamil Woman Saint, Kāraikkāl Ammaiyār: A Translation of Her Story From Cēkkiḻā R’s Periya Purāṇam. [REVIEW]Karen Pechilis - 2006 - International Journal of Hindu Studies 10 (2):173-186.
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  • Tantra Indijos Kultūroje Ir Kolonijinėje Imaginacijoje.Audrius Beinorius - 2019 - Logos 100.
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  • The Exploratory and Reflective Domain of Metaphor in the Comparison of Religions.Paul C. Martin - 2013 - Zygon 48 (4):936-965.
    There has been a longstanding interest in discovering or uncovering resemblances among what are ostensibly diverse religious schemas by employing a range of methodological approaches and tools. However, it is generally considered a problematic undertaking. Jonathan Z. Smith has produced a large body of work aimed at explicating this and has tacitly based his model of comparison on metaphor, which is traditionally understood to connote similarity between two or more things, as based on a linguistic or pragmatic assessment. However, another (...)
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  • Just War, Jihad, and the Study of Comparative Ethics.John Kelsay - 2010 - Ethics and International Affairs 24 (3):227-238.
    What can the study of the comparative ethics tell us about the similarities and divergences between the just war and jihad traditions? How can the discipline help locate shared concerns, identify persistent differences, and reveal common narratives?
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  • Political Myth and the Sacred Center of Human Rights: The Universal Declaration and the Narrative of “Inherent Human Dignity”. [REVIEW]Jenna Reinbold - 2011 - Human Rights Review 12 (2):147-171.
    This paper will explore the 1948 Universal Declaration of Human Rights as an exemplar of political mythmaking, a genre of narrative designed to channel and thereby to quell social anxiety and to orient select groups toward desirable beliefs and practices. One of the Declaration’s most fundamental and forceful elements is its enshrinement of the “inherent dignity” of each member of the human family. Drawing upon contemporary theorizations of mythmaking and sacralization, this article will elucidate the manner in which inherent dignity (...)
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  • Response to Bucar and Stalnaker.John Kelsay - 2014 - Journal of Religious Ethics 42 (3):564-570.
    This comment provides a brief response to criticisms of Kelsay (2012) set forth in a recent essay by Elizabeth Bucar and Aaron Stalnaker.
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  • Religious Rites and Scientific Communities: Ayudha Puja as “Culture” at the Indian Institute of Science.Renny Thomas & Robert M. Geraci - 2018 - Zygon 53 (1):95-122.
    Ayudha Puja, a South Indian festival translated as “worship of the machines,” is a dramatic example of how religion and science intertwine in political life. Across South India, but especially in the state of Karnataka, scientists and engineers celebrate the festival in offices, laboratories, and workshops by attending a puja led by a priest. Although the festival is noteworthy in many ways, one of its most immediate valences is political. In this article, we argue that Ayudha Puja normalizes Brahminical Hinduism (...)
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  • Tradition, Authority, and Immanent Critique in Comparative Ethics.Rosemary B. Kellison - 2014 - Journal of Religious Ethics 42 (4):713-741.
    Drawing on resources from pragmatist thought allows religious ethicists to take account of the central role traditions play in the formation and development of moral concepts without thereby espousing moral relativism or becoming traditionalists. After giving an account of this understanding of the concept of tradition, I examine the ways in which understandings of tradition play out in two contemporary examples of tradition-based ethics: works in comparative ethics of war by James Turner Johnson and John Kelsay. I argue that a (...)
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  • The Present State of the Comparative Study of Religious Ethics: An Update.John Kelsay - 2012 - Journal of Religious Ethics 40 (4):583-602.
    A survey of developments over the last forty years suggests that little progress has been made in the development of comparative religious ethics as a discipline. While authors working in this field have produced a number of interesting works, the field lacks structure, including an agreement on the basic purpose, terms, and approaches by which contributions may be evaluated as better or worse. I provide an account of this history, suggesting that a way forward will involve marrying ethicists' interest in (...)
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