Introduction : the state of philosophy of religion and postcoloniality

Irvine, Andrew B. and Bilimoria, Purushottama 2009, Introduction : the state of philosophy of religion and postcoloniality, in Postcolonial philosophy of religion, Springer, Dordrecht, Germany, pp.1-5.

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Title Introduction : the state of philosophy of religion and postcoloniality
Author(s) Irvine, Andrew B.
Bilimoria, Purushottama
Title of book Postcolonial philosophy of religion
Editor(s) Bilimoria, Purushottama
Irvine, Andrew B.
Publication date 2009
Chapter number 1
Total chapters 18
Start page 1
End page 5
Total pages 5
Publisher Springer
Place of Publication Dordrecht, Germany
Summary The prominent philosopher of religion, Robert Cummings Neville, has recently argued that in late modern times, “the world's great religious cultures are confused by fragmentation in two directions.” The first confusion stems from uncertainty as to how the religions relate to one another, the second from the failure of the religions to address the distinctive forces of a complex world society (Neville 2002: 137–138).

Neville commends philosophy as a way to clarify and perhaps transform the religious fragmentation of the times. However, even in doing so, Neville urges a vigorous critique of philosophy of religion as presently practised. We quote at length.
ISBN 9789048125388
9789048125371
Language eng
Field of Research 220315 Philosophy of Religion
Socio Economic Objective 970122 Expanding Knowledge in Philosophy and Religious Studies
HERDC Research category B1 Book chapter
ERA Research output type B Book chapter
HERDC collection year 2009
Copyright notice ©2009, Springer Science + Business. Meida B.V.
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30020060

Document type: Book Chapter
Collection: School of International and Political Studies
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