When I was asked to participate in this panel, two comments came to mind that, in my view, are pertinent for my own thinking regarding the issue of "Scholarship on Religion and Communities of Faith."
Larson, Gerald James
"Scholarship on Religion and Communities of Faith,"
Journal of Hindu-Christian Studies:
Vol. 19, Article 6.
Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.7825/2164-6279.1361