Religion has long been the object of theorization, and the history of this theorization is grounded in a history of making sense of difference. After a brief survey of this history, this essay considers the religious turn in contemporary philosophy, the increasing attention to religion from governments and international legal bodies, and the broader question as to whether religion can be theorized from the inside.
Elizabeth A. Castelli; What's the Difference? Religion and the Question of Theory. differences 1 May 2010; 21 (1): 124–136. doi: https://doi.org/10.1215/10407391-2009-021
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