Comparative Theology after “Religion”


in Planetary Loves

Published by Fordham University Press

Published in print October 2010 | ISBN: 9780823233250
Published online March 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780823240487 | DOI:

Series: Transdisciplinary Theological Colloquia

Comparative Theology after                 “Religion”

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The term “religion”—or perhaps even more so “religions”—regularly operates as a “signifier that allows us to forget [its] ‘worlding,’” systematically obscuring the history of its production. The question that still remains unasked might be posed as follows: “Is it possible to imagine a theology of religious pluralism that is not uncritically or unselfconsciously wedded to the category ‘religion’?”That is precisely the question addressed in this chapter.

Keywords: Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak; religion; theology; religious pluralism

Chapter.  7901 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy of Religion

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