Genealogies of Religion Discipline and Reasons of Power in Christianity and Islam

ISBN-10: 0801846323
ISBN-13: 9780801846328
Edition: 1993
Authors: Talal Asad
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Book details

List price: $33.00
Copyright year: 1993
Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press
Publication date: 8/1/1993
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 344
Size: 5.75" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.990
Language: English

"This eloquent, lucid, and complex work is the product of remarkable intelligence and erudition; it is a profound contribution to the understanding of the cultural hegemony of the West."--Ralph M. Coury, Religious Studies Review. "All articles are extremely well written, exhibit impressive scholarship, and are thoughtful and are thoughtful and stimulating. Asad's criticisms are neither judgmental nor self-righteous but are generally driven by the will to understand."--James R. Wood, Contemporary Sociology.

Talal Asad is a professor of anthropology at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York and the author of Formations of the Secularand Genealogies of Religion.

Introduction
Genealogies
The Construction of Religion as an Anthropological Category
Toward a Genealogy of the Concept of Ritual
Archaisms
Pain and Truth in Medieval Christian Ritual
On Discipline and Humility in Medieval Christian Monasticism
Translations
The Concept of Cultural Translation in British Social Anthropology
The Limits of Religious Criticism in the Middle East: Notes on Islamic Public Argument
Polemics
Multiculturalism and British Identity in the Wake of the Rushdie Affair
Ethnography, Literature, and Politics: Some Readings and Uses of Salman Rushdie's Satanic Verses
References
Acknowledgments
Index

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