Chapter

Introduction

Carl Olson

in The Allure of Decadent Thinking

Published in print February 2013 | ISBN: 9780199959839
Published online January 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780199315970 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199959839.003.0001
Introduction

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This chapter defines the term “religion,” and shows its limitations when used cross-culturally. The field of religious studies is placed in its historical context within the Enlightenment and to some degree romanticism before defining the term postmodernism. There is next an examination of selected postmodernists on the subject of religion.

Keywords: religious studies; Enlightenment; romanticism; postmodernism; religion

Chapter.  5431 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy of Religion

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