Russell T. McCutcheon
Theory and Practice in the Discursive Study of Religion
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Journal of the North American Association for the Study of Religion
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parameters for such an enterprise. This is not the only way to “study” such phenomena. However, it is clear that, given the “progress” of the “mainstream Western epistemological tradition,” knowledge claims about religious phenomena must be methodologically commensurable and compatible with those of the
To be an adherent of a tradition is always to enact some further stage in the development of one’s tradition. (MacIntyre 1988 :11) Epistemological Considerations Across the Disciplines I begin with two claims. 1 The first is that behind questions of methodology lie those of epistemology