What’s Old Is New Again, But Still Pretty Old

Searching for a Post-Theory Turn in Religious Studies


  • Craig R. Prentiss Rockhurst University




Post-Theory Turn, Religious Studies


Editor’s Note: The following article was written as a contribution to a larger set of papers engaging Russell McCutcheon’s fascinating and important observation of a “post-theoretical shift” in the study of religion. That thematic set of papers did not come together. However, we wanted to publish this wonderful theoretical reflection by Craig Prentiss with the hope that it will contribute to an ongoing discussion in the field and we are appreciative that he agreed to publish this article as a stand-alone piece.

Author Biography

Craig R. Prentiss, Rockhurst University

Craig R. Prentiss, Professor of Theology and Religious Studies, Department of Theology and Religious Studies, Rockhurst University.


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How to Cite

Prentiss, C. (2019). What’s Old Is New Again, But Still Pretty Old: Searching for a Post-Theory Turn in Religious Studies. Bulletin for the Study of Religion, 48(1-2), 4–9. https://doi.org/10.1558/bsor.38595




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