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Encountering Religion - a book by Roberts, Tyler

Encountering Religion

Responsibility and Criticism after Secularism

Encountering Religion( )
Author: Roberts, Tyler
Series title:Insurrections: Critical Studies in Religion, Politics, and Culture Ser.
ISBN:978-0-231-14752-1
Publication Date:Sep 2013
Publisher:Columbia University Press
Book Format:Hardback
List Price:USD $65.00
Book Description:

Tyler Roberts encourages scholars to abandon the conceptual opposition between "secular" and "religious" to better understand how human beings actively and thoughtfully engage with their worlds and make meaning. The artificial distinction between a self-conscious and critical "academic study of religion" and an ideological and authoritarian "religion," he argues, only obscures the phenomenon. Instead, Roberts calls on intellectuals to approach the field as a site of "encounter" and...
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Pages:320
Detailed Subjects: Social Science / General
Religion / Philosophy
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):6.045 x 9.087 x 1.021 Inches
Book Weight:1 Pounds

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