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Title The insider/outsider problem in the study of religion : a reader / edited by Russell T. McCutcheon
Published London ; New York : Cassell, 1999


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Description viii, 405 pages ; 26 cm
Series Controversies in the study of religion
Controversies in the study of religion.
Contents Body ritual among the Nacirema / Horace Miner -- Etic and emic standpoints for the description of behavior / Kenneth L. Pike -- Is understanding religion compatible with believing? / Alasdair MacIntyre -- "From the native's point of view": on the nature of anthropological understanding / Clifford Geertz -- The idea of the holy, chapters I-III / Rudolf Otto -- The meaning and task of the history of religions (Religionswissenschaft) / Joachim Wach -- A new humanism / Mircea Eliade -- Feminist anthropology and the gendering of religious studies / Rosalind Shaw -- An anthropological approach to the study of religion / Raymond Firth
Fessing up in theory: on professing and confessing in the religious studies classroom / Martin S. Jaffee -- The scholarly voice and the personal voice: reflexivity in belief studies / David J. Hufford -- The witch as a category and as a person / Michael Jackson -- The uses and misuses of other people's myths / Wendy Doniger O'Flaherty -- Writing about "the other" / Karen McCarthy Brown -- Writing ethnography: the poetics and politics of culture / Margery Wolf -- The devil in Mr. Jones / Jonathan Z. Smith -- Religious studies and "Heaven's Gate": making the strange familiar and the familiar strange / Mark W. Muesse -- Theses on method / Bruce Lincoln
What is enlightenment? / Immanuel Kant -- In defense of reductionism / Robert A. Segal -- Religious discourse and first person authority / Terry F. Godlove, Jr. -- Reductionism and belief: an appraisal of recent attacks on the doctrine of irreducible religion / Daniel Pals -- Religion, explanation, and the Askesis of inquiry / Tony Edwards -- Within and without religion / Ninian Smart -- Neutrality in religious studies / Peter Donovan -- The study of religion: neutral, scientific, or neither? / Peter Byrne -- Does understanding religion require religious understanding? / Donald Wiebe
Notes A collection of previously published essays
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 399-402) and index
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Subject Christian life.
Religion -- Study and teaching.
Religions -- Social aspects.
Author McCutcheon, Russell T., 1961-
LC no. 98004479
ISBN 0304701777 (hardcover)
0304701785 (paperback)