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Irreverence and the Sacred

Critical Studies in the History of Religions

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Irreverence and the Sacred brings together some of the most cutting edge, interdisciplinary, and international scholars working today in order to debate key issues in the critical and comparative study of religion. The project is inspired in large part by the work of Bruce Lincoln, whose influential and wide-ranging scholarship has consistently posed challenging and often-irreverent questions that have pushed the boundaries of the field of religious studies in important, sometimes controversial ways.
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CHOICE ... these provocative essays constitute a fine, thoughtful, and original treatment. Summing up: Recommended

Brian Collins, Ohio University, Religious Studies Review Bruce Lincoln's razor-sharp, lightning strike essays are a pleasure to read and re-read... s. Irreverence and the Sacred is therefore required reading for all those who take Lincoln's vision of the history of religions seriously.

Melody Everest, Reading Religion Irreverence and the Sacred offers fresh perspectives on one of the most influential theorists in religious studies. The book also contains deeply self-conscious explorations of how scholars of religion approach their work; the authors describe the processes they use in specific projects and the dilemmas they have faced while conducting their research. On occasion authors in this volume even express regret that perhaps they could have approached particular projects differently. This process of self-description and reflection on the part of the authors unifies this book far more than any field of study or response to specific writings of Lincoln. It is the insight into this grappling on how to best conduct scholarly work and the application of religious studies theory to such a wide variety of subjects that make this such an immensely valuable resource.

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Hugh B. Urban is a professor of religious studies and South Asian studies in the Department of Comparative Studies at Ohio State University. He is the author of nine books, including The Church of Scientology: A History of a New Religion (2011) and Zorba the Buddha: Sex, Spirituality and Capitalism in the Global Osho Movement (2016). Greg Johnson is Associate Professor of Religious Studies and Director of the Center for Native American and Indigenous Studies at the University of Colorado, Boulder. He is the author of Sacred Claims: Repatriation and Living Tradition and co-editor of Handbook of Indigenous Religion(s) (2017).


Contributors List of Images Preface and Acknowledgements INTRODUCTION Destabilizing the Sacred: A Critical History of Religions Hugh B. Urban and Greg Johnson PART I. MYTH AND NARRATIVE 1. (Mythical) Battles in Medieval Scandinavia: Battle Narratives and the Construction of Society Nicolas Meylan 2. Myth, Third Rome, and the Uses of Ressentiment: An Essay in Myth Criticism Ivan Strenski 3. How the Arthashastra and the Kamasutra Got Away With Their Critiques of Dharma Wendy Doniger 4. Authority Apart from Truth: Superhero Comic Book Stories as Myth Kevin Wanner 5. Myths and Utopias, Critics and Caretakers: In Defense of Revisionist History Stefan Arvidsson PART II. RITUAL AND PRACTICE 6. Ritual, Advocacy, and Authority: The Challenge of Being an Irreverent Witness Greg Johnson 7. Death, Nationalism, and Sacrifice: Ritual, Violence, Politics, and Tourism in Northeast India Hugh B. Urban 8. Becoming Zarathustra Jean Kellens PART III. GENDER AND SEXUALITY 9. Where Men are Knights and Women are Princesses: Gender Ideology in Brazil's Valley of the Dawn Kelly E. Hayes 10. Straightening Out the Gods' Gender Kathleen Self 11. Norn, Vampire, Female Christ: Myth and Myth-Making in Sweden's First Feminist Novel Stefanie von Schnurbein PART IV. POWER, POLITICS, AND THE POLITICS OF SCHOLARSHIP 12. Historicizing the Elephant in the Room Russell T. McCutcheon 13. What is Religion? Between Christocentric Paradigm and Anthropological Relativism Claude Calame 14. Rereading Charlie Hebdo: Of Irreverence and Laicite S. Romi Mukherjee Afterword: An Interview with Bruce Lincoln on Religion, Comparison, and the Politics of Scholarship Index