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

Turf Wars

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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The sixth and final chapter provides an attempt to deal with many of the aforementioned issues, albeit from the perspective of greater theoretic distance. For ultimately many of the problems that I have broached and discussed in the previous chapters are but a set of examples, derived from my own chosen field, that are representative of what I consider to be some of the larger issues endemic to the academic study of religion. The questions that I have asked in the previous chapters, if I have done my job properly, ought to be relevant to those dealing with similar issues, but working in other religious traditions.

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Hughes, Aaron. Turf Wars. Islam and the Tyranny of Authenticity - An Inquiry into Disciplinary Apologetics and Self-Deception. Equinox eBooks Publishing, United Kingdom. p. 115-127 Jan 2016. ISBN 9781781792179. https://www.equinoxpub.com/home/view-chapter/?id=25136. Date accessed: 04 Aug 2020 doi: 10.1558/equinox.25136. Jan 2016

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