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Genealogies of Religion : Discipline and Reasons of Power in Christianity and Islam - Talal Asad

Genealogies of Religion

Discipline and Reasons of Power in Christianity and Islam

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Published: 1st August 1993
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"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.

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 *

Introductionp. 1
Genealogies
The Construction of Religion as an Anthropological Categoryp. 27
Toward a Genealogy of the Concept of Ritualp. 55
Archaisms
Pain and Truth in Medieval Christian Ritualp. 83
On Discipline and Humility in Medieval Christian Monasticismp. 125
Translations
The Concept of Cultural Translation in British Social Anthropologyp. 171
The Limits of Religious Criticism in the Middle East: Notes on Islamic Public Argumentp. 200
Polemics
Multiculturalism and British Identity in the Wake of the Rushdie Affairp. 239
Ethnography, Literature, and Politics: Some Readings and Uses of Salman Rushdie's Satanic Versesp. 269
Referencesp. 307
Acknowledgmentsp. 325
Indexp. 327
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ISBN: 9780801846328
ISBN-10: 0801846323
Audience: Professional
For Ages: 22+ years old
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 344
Published: 1st August 1993
Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 19.1  x 2.0
Weight (kg): 0.48