First Published in Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. Jan 16, Postmodernism, Reason and Religion, by Ernest Gellner; Anthropology and Politics: Revolutions in the Sacred Grove, by Ernest Gellner. Read the full-text online edition of Postmodernism, Reason and Religion ().

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That section alone gets four stars maybe even five, if it hadn’t been for the dense style.

The Fundamentalist Claim to De-Westernization. They are religious fundamentalism, po For a book that demolishes the postmodernist fad which it does thoroughly and admirablythis is in itself needlessly dense, repetitious and verbose in many places.

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Postmodrrnism rated it it was amazing May 26, What is best about Gellner’s slim volume, apart religioj his very learned style and biting wit, is his recognition of the appeal of religious fundamentalism not to just the masses but to intelligent and educated people as well.

Religious Studies 29 2: Jordan rated it did not like it Dec 23, Review quote “No one who has flirted with or been puzzled by post-modernism, or wondered about the meaning of resurgent Islam should fail to read this “tour de force which brings the two so surprisingly and successfully together. Postmodfrnism Ramishvili rated it liked it Mar 10, Andrew rated it it was amazing Sep 13, Austin Mann rated it really liked it Dec 31, Request removal from index.


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Aug 04, Anubha rated it liked it. The author is highly critical of this movement, arguing that postmodernism indulges in a kind of subjectivism as a form of expiation for the sins of colonialism. Gellner finds the explanation in the relationship between high culture and low culture within Islam, where the high culture, previously the achievement of the minority, has now become the pervasive culture of the entire society. Monthly downloads Sorry, there are not enough data points to plot this chart.

Human Reason and its Enemies: Huston Smith – – Faith and Philosophy 12 3: But he can’t refrain from delivering a few additional well-placed kicks to the beaten-beyond-all-recognition posterior of postmodernism, so at least there’s that.


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Quotes from Postmodernism, Re Want to Read saving…. However, the fact that Gellner so utterly destroys postmodernism in about 50 pages or so more than makes up for the other shortcomings.

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