Book cover for Stereotyping Religion

Russell T. McCutcheon

By appointment

REL 512.001 Debates in Method and Theory

The study of religion is often misunderstood, with students continually explaining that they are not necessarily training for the ministry nor intent on criticizing the beliefs or the practices of religious people. This course tackles the work of mostly younger scholars trying to address misconceptions about the study of religion while also making clear that a scholar of religion has something to add to scholarly debates—often by shifting or translating the claims from one domain to another (much as Emile Durkheim redescribed the claims from religion to that of sociology).

T | 1:30-3:20

PRH 210

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Readings


Stereotyping Religion
Bloomsbury, 2017
9781474292191


Religion in 5 Minutes
Equinox, 2017
9781781794654


Religion in 50 Words
Routledge, 2021
9780367690472


Religion in 50 More Words
Routledge, 2021
9781032052229

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