Three Key Thinkers in the Study of Religion


  • Jennifer Davis Church of Canada



Levi-Strauss, nature-culture, Louis Dumont, hierarchy, individualism, Derrida, deconstruction, hospitality


Key Thinkers in the Study of Religion, series editor Steven Engler. London, UK; Oakville, CT: Equinox Publishing. The three texts considered in this review article are part of a series on important contributors to the study of religion. The series is aimed at providing an in-depth overview of the careers and influences of particular thinkers, before going on to engage critically with each author’s work. Lévi-Strauss on Religion: The Structuring Mind, by Paul-François Tremlett. Equinox Publishing, 2008, 132pp. Pb. £14.99/$24.95, ISBN-13: 9781845532789; Hb £45.00/$65.00, ISBN-13: 9781845532772. Dumont on Religion: Difference, Comparison, Transgression, by Ivan Strenski. London, UK: Equinox Publishing, 2008. 192pp., Pb. £14.99/$24.95, ISBN-13: 9781845532741; Hb. £45.00/$65.00, ISBN-13: 9781845532734. Derrida on Religion: Thinker of Difference, by Dawne McCane. London, UK: Equinox Publishing, 2009. 160pp., Pb. £14.99/$24.95, ISBN-13: 9781845532765; Hb £45.00/$65.00, ISBN-13: 9781845532758.



How to Cite

Davis, J. (2011). Three Key Thinkers in the Study of Religion. Implicit Religion, 14(1), 99–107.



Review Article