By James G. Crossley, Christian Karner

Writing background, developing faith provides a much-needed interdisciplinary exploration of the importance of debates between historians, students of faith and cultural theorists over the 'nature' of background to the learn of faith. the prestigious authors speak about matters relating to definitions of heritage, postmodernism, serious conception, and the influence at the research and research of non secular traditions; exploring the appliance of writing 'history from below', discussions of 'truth' and 'objectivity' rather than energy and beliefs, crises of illustration, and where of idea within the 'historicized' learn of religion(s). Addressing conceptual debates in quite a lot of ancient and empirical contexts, the authors significantly interact with concerns together with spiritual nationalism, Nazism, Islam and the West, secularism, faith in post-Communist Russia, ethnicity and submit modernity. This e-book constitutes an important step in the direction of the self-reflexive and interdisciplinary examine of religions in background.

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