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Orientalism and Religion offers us a timely discussion of the implications of contemporary post-colonial theory for the study of religion. Richard King examines the way in which notions such as mysticism, religion, Hinduism and Buddhism are taken for granted. He shows us how religion needs to be reinterpreted along the lines of cultural studies. Drawing on a variety of posOrientalism and Religion offers us a timely discussion of the implications of contemporary post-colonial theory for the study of religion. Richard King examines the way in which notions such as mysticism, religion, Hinduism and Buddhism are taken for granted. He shows us how religion needs to be reinterpreted along the lines of cultural studies. Drawing on a variety of post-structuralist and post-colonial thinkers, such as Foucault, Gadamer, Said, and Spivak, King provides us with a challenging series of reflections on the nature of Religious Studies and Indology....

Title : Orientalism and Religion: Post-Colonial Theory, India and the Mystic East
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ISBN : 9780415202589
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 296 Pages
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Orientalism and Religion: Post-Colonial Theory, India and the Mystic East Reviews

  • Roger Green
    2019-03-07 09:58

    One of those books I wish I had read a long time ago. It would have saved me a lot of work. King does a great job tracing the historical complexities of comparative religion and orientalist along with postcolonial thought. His notion of methodological agnosticism is useful as well.

  • Elsie
    2019-03-09 11:59

    This is fine, but he's hardly doing the work that he advocates (only cites the Western canon). Plus I think it's kind of a bad reading of Foucault (I have not even read much Foucault and I know this). But I'm definitely with him on the ridiculousness of the Western view of the mystical. ;) I'd rather just read Said.

  • Josh Tatum
    2019-03-18 07:46

    The insights themselves are very interesting, but the book is very dense and, for me, boring. I am glad I read it, but I must say I did not enjoy reading it.

  • Martin
    2019-03-05 12:51

    a lucid critique at how we look at "religion" and "mysticism", unearthing the western bias inherent in the academic of religion.