Islam and the Tyranny of Authenticity - An Inquiry into Disciplinary Apologetics and Self-Deception - Aaron W. Hughes

Islam and the Tyranny of Authenticity - An Inquiry into Disciplinary Apologetics and Self-Deception - Aaron W. Hughes

Jacob Neusner Meets Islamic Studies

Islam and the Tyranny of Authenticity - An Inquiry into Disciplinary Apologetics and Self-Deception - Aaron W. Hughes

Aaron W. Hughes [+-]
University of Rochester
Aaron W. Hughes is the Philip S. Bernstein Professor of Jewish Studies at the University of Rochester. His research and publications focus on both Jewish philosophy and Islamic Studies. He has authored numerous books, including Situating Islam: The Past and Future of an Academic Discipline (Equinox, 2007); Theorizing Islam: Disciplinary Deconstruction and Reconstruction (Equinox, 2012); Muslim Identities: An Introduction to Islam (Columbia, 2012); and Abrahamic Religions: On the Uses and Abuses of History (Oxford, 2012). He currently serves as the editor of the journal Method and Theory in the Study of Religion.

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If the goal of chapter two was to show how the issues in Islamic religious are not unique, but indicative of larger debates within the academic study of religion, chapter 5 offers another exemplum, this time from the field of Jewish studies, and focuses on the work, motivations, and relevance of the work of Jacob Neusner. Neusner, a scholar of Jewish studies, did more than anyone to bring the academic study of Jewish data into sync with the conversations happening within the larger context of the humanities.

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Hughes, Aaron. Jacob Neusner Meets Islamic Studies. Islam and the Tyranny of Authenticity - An Inquiry into Disciplinary Apologetics and Self-Deception. Equinox eBooks Publishing, United Kingdom. p. 95-114 Jan 2016. ISBN 9781781792179. https://www.equinoxpub.com/home/view-chapter/?id=25135. Date accessed: 04 Aug 2020 doi: 10.1558/equinox.25135. Jan 2016

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