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by Russell T. McCutcheon

Author: Russell T. McCutcheon
Subcategory: Religious Studies
Language: English
Publisher: Routledge; 1 edition (June 19, 2003)
Pages: 352 pages
Category: Spirituality
Rating: 4.3
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The Discipline of Religion is a lively critical journey through religious studies today, looking at its recent growth as an academic discipline, and its contemporary political and social meanings. Focusing on the differences between religious belief and academic religious discourse, Russell T. McCutcheon argues that the invention of religion as a discipline blurs the distinction between criticism and doctrine in its assertion of the relevance of faith as a credible object of study. In the leap from disciplinary criticism to avowal of actual cosmic and moral meaning, schools of religious studies extend their powers far beyond universities and into the everyday lives of those outside, managing and curtailing specific types of speech and dissent.