What To Do with World Religions?

Authors

  • Steven Ramey University of Alabama

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.1558/bsor.19145

Keywords:

World Religions, Critical Thinking, Pedagogy, Representation, Classification

Abstract

This essay describes an approach to the Religions of the World course that incorporates the critique of the World Religions Paradigm and teaches the Paradigm as a set of discourses that are open to analysis. The focus of the course is teaching the critical analysis of representations, which i argue is more important than teaching religious literacy, though this course also provides some religious literacy while acknowledging that those terms and ideas are contested and incomplete.

Author Biography

Steven Ramey, University of Alabama

Steven Ramey, Professor, Dept. of Religious Studies, University of Alabama.

References

Masuzawa, Tomoko. 2005. The Invention of World Religions: or, How European Universalism Was Preserved in the Language of Pluralism. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.

Published

2021-04-01

How to Cite

Ramey, S. (2021). What To Do with World Religions? . Bulletin for the Study of Religion, 49(3-4), 34–36. https://doi.org/10.1558/bsor.19145

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Section

The Class