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Beyond phenomenology [electronic resource] : rethinking the study of religion / Gavin Flood.

By: Flood, Gavin D, 1954-.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: London ; New York : Cassell, 1999Description: 1 online resource (v, 311 p.).ISBN: 9781441178220 (electronic bk.); 1441178228 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Religion -- Methodology | Critical theory | Phenomenology | RELIGION -- Education | Godsdienstwetenschap | Methodologie | ReligionswissenschaftGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Beyond phenomenology.DDC classification: 200/.71 Other classification: 11.01 Online resources: EBSCOhost Summary: This book argues that the understanding and explanation of religion is always historically contingent. Grounded in the work of Bakhtin and Ricoeur, Flood positions the academic study of religion within contemporary debates in the social sciences and humanities concerning modernity and postmodernity, particularly contested issues regarding truth and knowledge. It challenges the view that religions are privileged, epistemic objects, argues for the importance of metatheory, and presents an argument for the dialogical nature of inquiry. The study of religion should begin with language and culture.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 282-303) and index.

This book argues that the understanding and explanation of religion is always historically contingent. Grounded in the work of Bakhtin and Ricoeur, Flood positions the academic study of religion within contemporary debates in the social sciences and humanities concerning modernity and postmodernity, particularly contested issues regarding truth and knowledge. It challenges the view that religions are privileged, epistemic objects, argues for the importance of metatheory, and presents an argument for the dialogical nature of inquiry. The study of religion should begin with language and culture.

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