By definition, students are committed to forming an awareness of these constructions. Do they have to abandon using the term? No. But they should think carefully about what they intend by doing so, especially when trying to convey their observations, questions, and arguments to others.
Have you ever asked yourself what you need to read to join an academic conversation? The American Academy of Religion has compiled a recommended reading list. The suggestions come from chairs of the guild's program units (i.e. sub-fields). They have recommended two to five books which they consider influential, pivotal, seminal, or otherwise important publications in … Continue reading Religious Studies LLC and The Question of Canon