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Genealogies of Religion: Discipline and Reasons of Power in Christianity and Islam
 
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Genealogies of Religion: Discipline and Reasons of Power in Christianity and Islam [Kindle Edition]

Talal Asad

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This eloquent, lucid, and complex work is the product of remarkable intelligence and erudition; it is a profound contribution to the understanding of the cultural hegemony of the West.

(Ralph M. Coury Religious Studies Review)

All articles are extremely well written, exhibit impressive scholarship, and are thoughtful and are thoughtful and stimulating. Asad's criticisms are neither judgmental nor self-righteous but are generally driven by the will to understand.

(James R. Wood Contemporary Sociology)

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Asad explores how religion as a historical category emerged in the West and has come to be applied as a universal concept. He writes that "religion" is a construction of European modernity, a construction that authorizes--for Westerners and non-Westerners alike--particular forms of "history making".

About the Author

Talal Asad is a professor of anthropology at the Johns Hopkins University.

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