8The Magic of the Melancholy: Shifting Gears in the Study of Religion

Note: Curiously, at least to me, I often seem to find my work criticized as not providing constructive alternatives to accompany its critique of the academic study of religion. While critique can rightfully stand on its own, if one wishes, contrary to this characterization, I tend to see all of my published work as offering practical and repeated alternatives, sometimes described in great detail, from the concluding chapter of my very first book, Manufacturing Religion, to the many essays I’ve written over the years on pedagogy and the various edited volumes and classroom resources that I’ve been involved with creating or helping to get into print (some of which have been explicitly ...

Get Fabricating Religion now with O’Reilly online learning.

O’Reilly members experience live online training, plus books, videos, and digital content from 200+ publishers.