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Theory and Method are two words that cause considerable consternation in the academic study of religion. Although everyone claims to be aware of and to engage them, the fact of the matter is that they remain poorly understood. Some see the terms as irritants that get in the way of data interpretation and translation. Others may invoke them sporadically to appear in vogue but then return quickly and myopically to their material and with little concern for the larger issues that such terms raise. To contribute to these debates, the present volume reproduces select articles from Method and Theory in the Study of Religion (MTSR) from the first 25 volumes of the journal, and allows a group of younger scholars to introduce and review them, asking if the issues raised are still relevant to the field.

Contributors include: Matt Sheedy, Robert A. Segal, James B. Apple, Neil McMullin, Rebekka King, Russell McCutcheon, Craig Martin, Donal Wiebe, Emma Cohen, Robert N. McCauley, E. Thomas Lawson, Steven Engler, Mark Q. Gardiner, Bruce Lincoln, Sarah E. Rollens, Burton Mack, Yasmin Merchant, Herb Bergh, Jennifer Hall, Darlene Juschka, Ella Paldam, and Armin Geertz.
In: The Future of Jewish Philosophy
In: Jonathan Sacks: Universalizing Particularity
In: Encountering the Medieval in Modern Jewish Thought
In: The Hebrew Bible in Fifteenth-Century Spain
In: David Novak: Natural Law and Revealed Torah


“‘Islam and…’: Thinking about Islam Through the Act of Comparison” sets the tone for thinking about Islam using the method of comparison. It does so by thinking about the conjunction “and” that often connects “Islam” to some other concept (e.g., Islam and Judaism, Islam and social justice). When “and” is added to Islam, the latter term is suddenly, even perhaps strikingly, curtailed, focused, and structured in such a manner that it can now be usefully limited for some intellectual—or indeed non-intellectual—project that someone somewhere deems significant. This chapter subsequently focuses on the intellectual and political acts involved in the phrase “Islam and…”

In: New Methodological Perspectives in Islamic Studies
In: Theory and Method in the Study of Religion
In: Theory and Method in the Study of Religion
In: Theory and Method in the Study of Religion