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Book: Key Categories in the Study of Religion

Chapter: 11. The Trope Has Been Set: Race and Religion as Critical Entanglement

DOI: 10.1558/equinox.42925


This essay is a response to a response on how to theorize the category "race" in the academic study of religion. It present a defense of the argument that both race and religion operate as axes of social difference to be critically redescribed (or mapped) by scholars. This response clarifies and expounds upon how that thesis could be taken up in four subfields: ethnic studies/critical race studies, the history of religion, biblical studies, and American religious history.

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