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By Delwin Brown, Sheila Greeve Davaney, Kathryn Tanner

Theologians are more and more trying to cultural research and feedback, instead of philosophy, as a discussion companion for cross-disciplinary experiences. This publication explores the significance of this shift by means of bringing jointly students from quite a few theological views to research assorted modern theories of tradition and cultural events. The essays the following study the theoretical courting among theology and cultural experiences after which speak about a chain of debatable themes that cry out for theological mirrored image.

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In other words, rather than presume the possibility of a largely ahistorical, objective knowledge of what is the case— the mind mirroring reality—attention is directed to the highly particular and ever changing factors, material and ideational, that constrain and enable reflection. This historicizing turn that underscores the constraints in the production of knowledge corresponds with an acute recognition of the intimate connections between knowledge and power, or in Foucault's formulation, to the power/knowledge nexus.

Hart, "Religious and Theological Studies," 733. 17. , 731, 737, 738, 742. 18. McCutcheon, Manufacturing Religion, 26. 19. Asad, Genealogies of Religion. 20. Wayne Proudfoot, Religious Experiences (Berkeley: University of California Press, 1985), 16. 21. Ada Maria Isasi-Diaz, En La Lucha—In the Struggle: A Hispanic Women's Liberation Theology (Minneapolis: Fortress, 1993), esp. chap. 3. 22. Chapter 3, here, 51. 23. Tanner, Theories of Culture, 70. 2 Loosening the Category That Binds Modern "Religion" and the Promise of Cultural Studies Linell E.

Smith, Meaning and End of Religion, 40. 26. Peter Harrison, "Religion" and the "Religions" in the English Enlightenment (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1990), 25. 27. For a discussion of this change, see Peter Harrison, "Religion and the Religions in the Age of William and Mary: A Response to David A. Pailin," Method and Theory in the Study of Religion 7, no. 3 (1995): 273-81. 28. Peter Harrison, "Religion" and the "Religions," 2. 29. Friedrich Schleiermacher, On Religion: Speeches to Its Cultured Despisers, trans.

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