Superstition and Enlightenment: Engagements between Theology and Anthropology
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This paper explores some uncertainties arising from the question of what theology might contribute to social anthropology. It offers reflections on the proposal by Joel Robbins in ‘Theology and Anthropology: An Awkward Relationship’ (2006) and contrasts its approach with some recent work by Timothy Jenkins. I read both anthropologists as bearers of the legacy of GWF Hegel (1770-1831). Robbins and Jenkins are described here as reprising Hegel’s account of the struggle of Enlightenment against superstition, but in different ways.
|Title of host publication||Theologically Engaged Anthropology|
|Editors||J Derrick Lemons|
|Publication status||Published - 30 Aug 2018|