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The Resource Genealogies of religion : discipline and reasons of power in Christianity and Islam, Talal Asad

Genealogies of religion : discipline and reasons of power in Christianity and Islam, Talal Asad

Label
Genealogies of religion : discipline and reasons of power in Christianity and Islam
Title
Genealogies of religion
Title remainder
discipline and reasons of power in Christianity and Islam
Statement of responsibility
Talal Asad
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"In Genealogies of Religion Asad explores how religion as a historical category emerged in the West and has come to be applied by scholars, journalists, and politicians 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 invoked 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." Asad examines aspects of this authorizing process in the so-called fundamentalism of Saudi Arabia, in the Rushdie affair in Great Britain, and in other phenomena."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Asad, Talal
Dewey number
306.6
Index
index present
LC call number
BL50
LC item number
.A85 1993
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Rushdie, Salman
  • Religion
  • Christian civilization
  • Islamic civilization
Label
Genealogies of religion : discipline and reasons of power in Christianity and Islam, Talal Asad
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 307-323) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
27727085
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
335 pages
Isbn
9780801846328
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
93021831
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(WaOLN)1558462
Label
Genealogies of religion : discipline and reasons of power in Christianity and Islam, Talal Asad
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 307-323) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
27727085
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
335 pages
Isbn
9780801846328
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
93021831
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(WaOLN)1558462

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