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The Allure of Decadent ThinkingReligious Studies and the Challenge of Postmodernism$
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Carl Olson

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780199959839

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2013

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199959839.001.0001

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Hermeneutics, Comparison, Context, and Difference

Hermeneutics, Comparison, Context, and Difference

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(p.80) 5 Hermeneutics, Comparison, Context, and Difference
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The Allure of Decadent Thinking
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Carl Olson

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199959839.003.0005

Using the methods of Mircea Eliade, Jonathan Z. Smith, and Wendy Doniger as representative of the history of religions approach to the study of religion, the chapter compares these figures to selected postmodern thinkers on the topics of hermeneutics, comparison, and difference.

Keywords:   Mircea Eliade, Jonathan Z. Smith, Wendy Doniger, hermeneutics, comparison, context, difference

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