Bulletin for the Study of Religion, Vol 47, No 3–4 (2018)

Religion, Genealogy, and the Study of American Religions

L. Benjamin Rolsky
Issued Date: 8 Apr 2019

Abstract


This article serves as one of four responses to Dana Logan's 2017 JAAR article entitled, "Lean Closet: Asceticism in Postindustrial Consumer Culture." It investigates the value of genealogical method for the field of American religious history and establishes both benefits and drawbacks to its application.

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DOI: 10.1558/bsor.35681

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