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Irreverence and the SacredCritical Studies in the History of Religions$
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Hugh Urban and Greg Johnson

Print publication date: 2018

Print ISBN-13: 9780190911966

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2018

DOI: 10.1093/oso/9780190911966.001.0001

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Afterword

Afterword

An Interview with Bruce Lincoln on Religion, Comparison, and the Politics of Scholarship

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(p.323) Afterword
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Irreverence and the Sacred
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Hugh B. Urban

Greg Johnson

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190911966.003.0016

The Afterword includes an interview with Bruce Lincoln, in which he is asked to reflect on the current study of religion, methods of comparison, and the political implications of academic discourse. In addition to responding to specific points in these chapters, Lincoln also fleshes out what he thinks it would mean “to do better” in the critical study of religion amid the ongoing crises of higher education today. Perhaps most importantly, he reflects upon and clarifies what he means by “irreverence” in the study of religion; an irreverent approach, he concludes, entails a rejection of the sacred status that other people attribute to various things, but not of the people themselves.

Keywords:   humanities, politics, scholarship, academia, higher education, religious studies

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