8. It’s a Lie. There’s No Truth in It! It’s a Sin!”: The Cost of Saving Others from Themselves
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 critiques Robert Orsi’s Between Heaven and Earth: The Religious Worlds People Make and the Scholars Who Study Them (2006).