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New publication: Hijacked: A Critical Treatment of the Public Rhetoric of Good and Bad Religion (hrsg. von L.D. Smith, S. Führding, A. Hermann)

On the conference "Hijacked! A Critical Treatment of the Public Rhetoric of 'Good' and 'Bad' Religion" held at FIW from June 7-11, 2017

New publication: Hijacked: A Critical Treatment of the Public Rhetoric of Good and Bad Religion (hrsg. von L.D. Smith, S. Führding, A. Hermann)

Hijacked! A Critical Treatment of the Public Rhetoric of ‚Good‘ and ‚Bad‘ Religion

An anthology on the Hijacked! conference was published by Equinox in August 2020 in the NAASR Working Papers series.The book was edited and indexed by the staff of the Dept. for Religious Studies at the FIW and contains contributions by Stefan Priester, Adrian Hermann (Dept. for Religious Studies) and David Kaldewey (Dept. for Science Studies).

Content:

Public inquiry into religion is guided by unspoken value judgments which are the products of rarely-discussed political interests. Intentionally or not, much of our public discourse on religion involves a subtle but powerful distinction between “good” and “bad” religion. The implications of these labeling practices are far-reaching, for these judgments manifest in terms such as “fundamentalist,” “radical,” and “extremist,” words that are often the gauge by which governments worldwide determine everything from the parameters of religious freedom, to what constitutes an act of terrorism, to whether certain groups receive legal protections. This volume discusses the nature of this issue and its practical ramifications, demonstrating how scholars can analytically critique “good/bad religion” rhetoric as it appears in scholarship today.

 

Book on the publisher's website: https://www.equinoxpub.com/home/hijacked/

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