Preconditions of the Post-Theoretical

Periodizing the Study of Religion

Authors

  • David Atwood University of Basel

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.1558/bsor.31102

Keywords:

Periodization, Historiography, Thresholds, Identity

Abstract

This article analyzes strategies of periodization both in the contemporary political discourse as well as in the construction of disciplinary identities in the study of religion.

Author Biography

David Atwood, University of Basel

Doctoral Researcher and Lecturer in the Study of Religion, University of Basel.

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Published

2017-04-18

How to Cite

Atwood, D. (2017). Preconditions of the Post-Theoretical: Periodizing the Study of Religion. Bulletin for the Study of Religion, 46(1), 12-14. https://doi.org/10.1558/bsor.31102

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