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(2013) Being a muslim in the world, Basingstoke, Palgrave Macmillan.

"Religion—quote, unquote"

Hamid Dabashi

pp. 139-157

In Chapter 6, I turn to the term "religion," to wonder in what way we may come to terms with what it entails and all the alterities it implicates. The world exists as a world because of the worldly disposition of the language that facilitates the reading of that world as a lived experience. "Not only is the world "world" only insofar as it comes into language, but language, too, has its real being only in the fact that the world is re-presented within it." That Gadamerian insight will guide our way toward a renewed conception of "religion."

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DOI: 10.1057/9781137301291_7

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Dabashi, H. (2013). "Religion—quote, unquote", in Being a muslim in the world, Basingstoke, Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 139-157.

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