Category Archives: Kenneth G. MacKendrick

Critical Questions Series 1: Summary

by Matt Sheedy In this first installment of the Critical Question Series, six scholars of religion were asked to respond to the following question: It is well known, at least amongst insiders, that the study of religion is internally divided in … Continue reading

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Critical Questions Series: Kenneth G. MacKendrick

This is part of an on-going series with the Bulletin, where critical questions are posed to a variety of scholars on the same topic. Other posts in this series can be found here, here and here. It is well known, at least amongst insiders, … Continue reading

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Secularization After the Invention of Religion

By Kenneth G. MacKendrick Supporters of theories of secularization have fallen on hard times. Three criticisms of secularization are commonplace. First, secularization did not occur, with the refutation of theories of secularization relying on empirical observations. Second, the very notion of … Continue reading

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