Genealogies of religion : discipline and reasons of power in Christianity and Islam

Talal Asad

In "Geneologies of Religion", Talal Asad explores how religion as a historical category emerged in the West and has come to be applied as a universal concept. The idea that religion has undergone a radical change since the Christian Reformation-from totalitarian and socially repressive to private and relatively benign-is a familiar part of the story of secularization. It is often invokved to explain and justify the liberal politics and world view of modernity. And it leads to the view that "politicized religions" threaten both reason and liberty. Asad's essays explore and question all these assumptions. He argues that "religion" is a construction of European modernity, a construction that authorizes-for Westerners and non-Westerners alike-particular forms of "history making".

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  • Part 1 Genealogies: the construction of religion as an anthropological category
  • toward a genealogy of the concept of ritual. Part 2 Archaisms: pain and truth in medieval Christian ritual
  • on discipline and humility in medieval Christian monasticism. Part 3 Translations: the concept of cultural translation in British social anthropology
  • the limits of religious criticism in the Middle East. Part 4 Polemics: multiculturalism and British identity in the wake of the Rushdie affair
  • ethnography, literature and politics - some readings and uses of Salmon Rushdie's "Satanic Verses".

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書名 Genealogies of religion : discipline and reasons of power in Christianity and Islam
著作者等 Asad, Talal
出版元 Johns Hopkins University Press
刊行年月 c1993
ページ数 335 p.
大きさ 24 cm
ISBN 0801846323
NCID BA23657110
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言語 英語
出版国 アメリカ合衆国