Method Today - Redescribing Approaches to the Study of Religion - Brad Stoddard

Method Today - Redescribing Approaches to the Study of Religion - Brad Stoddard

2. He who Knows One Language Knows None: On the Inevitabilities of Comparison and Translation

Method Today - Redescribing Approaches to the Study of Religion - Brad Stoddard

Lucas Carmichael
University of Colorado

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This response expands on the three concluding features Dr. Hughes recommends as central to the modern comparative enterprise, arguing for attention to “presentism” in investigations of the past, to translation in work with original sources, and to the history of contemporary theory in efforts to avoid the essentializing, objectifying, and ahistorical errors of previous research.

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Carmichael, Lucas. 2. He who Knows One Language Knows None: On the Inevitabilities of Comparison and Translation. Method Today - Redescribing Approaches to the Study of Religion. Equinox eBooks Publishing, United Kingdom. p. 36-46 Sep 2018. ISBN 9781781795682. https://www.equinoxpub.com/home/view-chapter/?id=34420. Date accessed: 18 Aug 2019 doi: 10.1558/equinox.34420. Sep 2018

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