The study of American religions: critical reflections on a specialization

@article{Curtis2012TheSO,
  title={The study of American religions: critical reflections on a specialization},
  author={Finbarr Curtis},
  journal={Religion},
  year={2012},
  volume={42},
  pages={355 - 372}
}
This essay introduces a special forum on the study of American religions. The essays in the forum consider what role, if any, the discipline of religious studies plays in shaping work within one area of specialization. This introduction attempts to place the issues raised by the contributors within the context of debates about the status of religious studies in the wake of critiques of sui generis approaches to the study of religion. In different ways, the essays argue that some kind of… 
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