The Sacred Is the Profane
The Political Nature of "Religion"
William Arnal and Russell T. McCutcheon
Table of Contents
Introduction: On the Persistence of Imagining Religion
Chapter One: On the Definition of Religion
Chapter Two: Words, Words, Wordbooks, Or Everything Old is New Again
Chapter Three: Contemporary Reinventions of Religion: Disney and the Academy
Chapter Four: ''Just Follow the Money'': The Cold War, the Humanistic Study of Religion, and the Fallacy of Insufficient Cynicism
Chapter Five: Will Your Cognitive Anchor Hold in the Storms of Culture?
Chapter Six: Maps of Nothing in Particular: Religion as a Cross-Cultural Taxon?
Chapter Seven: ''They Licked the Platter Clean'': On the Co-Dependency of the Religious and the Secular
Chapter Eight: The Origins of Christianity Within, and Without, ''Religion'': An Exploration and Application