The pragmatics of defining religion : : contexts, concepts, and contests / / Jan Platvoet and Arie L. Molendijk.

This volume promotes a pragmatic, anti-essentialist and anti-hegemonic approach to the problem of the definition of religion. It argues that definitions of religion are context-bound strategies for pursuing a variety of purposes, extra-academic as well as academic. Religions being immensely varied,...

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Superior document:Studies in the history of religions, v. 84
Place / Publishing House:Leiden, Netherlands : : E. J. Brill,, 1999.
Year of Publication:1999
Series:Numen Book Series 84.
Physical Description:1 online resource.
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