Book: Islam and the Tyranny of Authenticity
Chapter: Turf Wars
The sixth and final chapter provides an attempt to deal with many of the aforementioned issues, albeit from the perspective of greater theoretic distance. For ultimately many of the problems that I have broached and discussed in the previous chapters are but a set of examples, derived from my own chosen field, that are representative of what I consider to be some of the larger issues endemic to the academic study of religion. The questions that I have asked in the previous chapters, if I have done my job properly, ought to be relevant to those dealing with similar issues, but working in other religious traditions.