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Religion, Theory, Critique, and Epistemological Anarchy: A Review Essay

Issue: Vol 48 No. 1-2 (2019)

Journal: Bulletin for the Study of Religion

Subject Areas: Religious Studies Buddhist Studies Islamic Studies Biblical Studies

DOI: 10.1558/bsor.38949


This review essay of the volume Religion, Theory, Critique: Classical and Contemporary Approaches and Methodologies. suggests that the feild of religiouos studies is characterized by epistemological anarchy. The author applauds the editor of the volume for the content and theoretical continuity in the volume, but also draws attention to the epistmological tensions exposed in the chapters and sections to suggest that they reveal a sort of theoretical anarchy at play in the feild.

Author: Tenzan Eaghll

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