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Getting on Each Other’s Nerves: Marking Territory and Policing Borders in Failure and Nerve in the Academic Study of Religion: Essays in Honor of Donald Wiebe

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AbstractThis review essay assesses the continued relevance of Donald Wiebe’s diagnosis of problems with and prescriptions for the academic study of religion, critically reviews some of the contributions to a recent collection of essays in honor of Wiebe, identifies some issues or problems that are left lingering by these contributions, and offers some tentative proposals for dealing with them.

Affiliations: 1: Department of Comparative Religion, Western Michigan University1903 W Michigan Ave, Kalamazoo, MI


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