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The Invention of World Religions

Or, How European Universalism Was Preserved in the Language of Pluralism

The Invention of World Religions( )
Author: Masuzawa, Tomoko
ISBN:978-0-226-50988-4
Publication Date:Apr 2005
Publisher:University of Chicago Press
Book Format:Hardback
List Price:AUD $117.00
Book Description:

The idea of "world religions" expresses a vague commitment to multiculturalism. Not merely a descriptive concept, "world religions" is actually a particular ethos, a pluralist ideology, a logic of classification, and a form of knowledge that has shaped the study of religion and infiltrated ordinary language. In this ambitious study, Tomoko Masuzawa examines the emergence of "world religions" in modern European thought. Devoting particular attention to the relation...
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Book Details
Pages:384
Detailed Subjects: Religion / History
Religion / Christian Theology / Soteriology
Religion / Comparative Religion
Religion / General
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):16.6 x 23.4 x 2.705 cm
Book Weight:0.622 Kilograms



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