Author: Jason C. Bivins

peppering their writings with rhetorical justifications that sound exciting, daring even: ideas are contested, agon is celebrated, books look outward to “margins” and inward to “cracks.” Couched within this discourse is a story Religious Studies tells of its movement beyond “belief,” a category declared

In: Method & Theory in the Study of Religion
Author: Kathryn Lofton

In Postmodern Belief: American Literature and Religion Since 1960 (2010), literary critic Amy Hungerford asked, “Can we do without belief ?” Through close readings of work by Allen Ginsberg, Don DeLillo, and Marilynne Robinson, Hungerford answers, quite simply, “no.” Recent works of American

In: Method & Theory in the Study of Religion

. Williams’s (1970) statement “belief aims at truth” is basic to recent epistemic approaches that study the links between belief, truth, and pragmatic considerations ( Chan 2013; Teorema 2013 ). In this paper I consider three main positions: an epistemic one saying that beliefs aim at truth; a pragmatic one

In: Contemporary Pragmatism