Tenzan Eaghll completed his doctoral research at the Department for
the Study of Religion at the University of Toronto. He is currently a
Lecturer and Chair of the MA program at the College of Religious
Studies at Mahidol University, Thailand. His research focuses on the
intersection of continental philosophy and method and theory in the
study of religion.
For his publication and contact information see:
In this podcast we have a group discussion about Russell McCutcheon's new book, Religion in Theory and Practice: Demystifying the Field for Burgeoning Academics. Joining us on the podcast is not only the author himself, but two young scholars who also contributed to the book, Matt Sheedy and Tara Baldrick-Marone.
A couple years ago I stumbled across a cartoon in my Facebook feed. It details two images on top of one another: The first image is of two ‘cavemen‘ who randomly decide to draw a bunch of dicks and boobs on a cave wall.
Once we acknowledge that the invention of religion as a universal category and its subsequent critique by the forces of secularism took place under a certain Western provenance, why would we continue expanding the scope and reach of the world religion paradigm?