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Reification and our use of language

This is a brief follow up to my post on the uses of the word religio. Alan Jacobs has made some interesting observations about Peter Harrison’s Territories of Science and Religion and the reification of terms. He writes the following over at The New Atlantis: One of the chief themes of Peter Harrison’s recent book¬†The […]

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Peter Harrison on ‘Religio’

James 1:27 does typically give Christians some grief: how can “true religion” be properly equated with making charitable stop-overs to orphans? In an incisive discussion on the historical relationship between the terms religion (religio) and science (scientia) in his Territories of Science and Religion, Peter Harrison¬†makes clear that we typically misunderstand the import of the […]