6. A Gift with Diminished Returns: On Jeff Kripal's The Serpent's Gift
Claiming Identity in the Study of Religion - Social and Rhetorical Techniques Examined - Monica R. Miller
Russell T. McCutcheon [+]
University of Alabama
Russell T. McCutcheon is Professor and Chair of the Department of Religious Studies at the University of Alabama. His major publications include Manufacutring Religion (Oxford University Press, 1997), The Guide to the Study of Religion (Bloomsbury, 2000), Critics not Caretakers: Redescribing the Public Study of Religion (State University of New York Press, 2001) and The Discipline of Religion: Structure, Meaning, Rhetoric (Routledge, 2003). His most recent book, co-authored with William Arnal, is The Sacred is the Profane: The Political Nature of 'Religion' (Oxford University Press, 2013).
McCutcheon’s critique of Jeffrey Kripal’s The Serpents Gift: Gnostic Reflections on the Study of Religion (2006).