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© Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, 2010 DOI: 10.1163/157006810X531139 Method and Theory in the Study of Religion 22 (2010) 354-374 brill.nl/mtsr M E T H O D T H E O R Y in the S T U D Y O F R E L I G I O N & Distinctions, Differentiations, Ontology, and Non-humans in Theories of Religion Michael

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© Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, 2010 DOI: 10.1163/157006810X531021 Method and Theory in the Study of Religion 22 (2010) 223-238 brill.nl/mtsr M E T H O D T H E O R Y in the S T U D Y O F R E L I G I O N & Prospects in Theories of Religion * Michael Stausberg Guest Editor Department of

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GEORGES BATAILLE'S SURREALISTIC THEORY OF RELIGION ROBERT A. CAMPBELL Georges Bataille offers a perspective on religion that emphasizes what might be considered the most corrupt and undesirable elements of human existence. In a previous issue of this journal, Carl Olson (1994) presents an

In: Method & Theory in the Study of Religion

Make no mistake, the reasoned and systematic, measured and precise critique of religious studies that Manuel Vásquez levels in More than Belief: A ­Materialist Theory of Religion (2010) in fact upends our discipline like so many money-lenders’ tables in the temple. From the perspective of Latin

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© Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, 2010 DOI: 10.1163/157006810X531067 Method and Theory in the Study of Religion 22 (2010) 283-292 brill.nl/mtsr M E T H O D T H E O R Y in the S T U D Y O F R E L I G I O N & Ten Implications of Semantic Holism for Theories of Religion Steven Engler a and Mark Q

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© Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, 2010 DOI: 10.1163/157006810X531094 Method and Theory in the Study of Religion 22 (2010) 304-321 brill.nl/mtsr M E T H O D T H E O R Y in the S T U D Y O F R E L I G I O N & Brain, Body and Culture: A Biocultural Theory of Religion 1 Armin W. Geertz Religion

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© Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, 2005 Method & Theory in the Study of Religion Also available online – www.brill.nl 17, 382-392 NOTES TOWARD A LOOS - IAN THEORY OF RELIGION IN MODERNITY M  G  This work is concerned with developing a theory of religion in modernity using the work of the

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many of those already enumerated, have insisted that the manner in which this category plays a, perhaps the constitutive role in Religious Studies, necessitates thoroughgoing critique of the discipline in all its venues and manifestations. While our great predecessors in theory of religion did not

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Materialist Theory of Religion . Vásquez’s book felt like a cool drink of water after a long slog through a hot, inhospitable desert. More than Belief directly addressed the problematic bifurcation that I had observed in the literature on religion and the body that divided analytical systems into opposing

In: Method & Theory in the Study of Religion

Abstract: Theories of anything are generalizations about a category — here religion. Most modern theories of religion come from the social sciences. Older ones came from the humanities, above all from philosophy. The main questions that theories seek to answer are of the origin, the function, and