Monthly Archives: March 2012

A Separation: Religion, Class, Secularism

Always a little behind the curve in Syracuse, I finally watched Asghar Farhadi’s A Separation, the first Iranian film to win an Academy Award, a week ago. The movie is exquisitely well made, rhythmically weaving a set of intricate ethical … Continue reading

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SORAAAD BookNotes with the Bulletin: Terry Rey, Bourdieu on Religion: Imposing Faith and Legitimacy

By Matt Sheedy In Bourdieu on Religion: Imposing Faith and Legitimacy (Equinox Publishing Ltd., 2007), Terry Rey accomplishes precisely what this this type of book is meant to achieve: to convince readers why the thinker in question is important for … Continue reading

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The Journal of the American Academy of Religion: An Interview with Amir Hussain (Part Two of Three)

Interview by Philip L. Tite This is part two of a three-part interview with Professor Amir Hussain, the new editor of the Journal of the American Academy of Religion. Do read part one. Part three will appear next week. PHILIP … Continue reading

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On Trayvon Martin, Perceived Identities, and Zombie Imaginaries

In his recent comments on the Fox News Channel’s FOX & Friends morning show, Geraldo Rivera claimed that the shooting of Florida teenager Trayvon Martin was equally the result of (i) an “overzealous and irrational” neighborhood watchman (George Zimmerman) as … Continue reading

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PhD scholarships at University of Newcastle in Religion and Political Life

One of the exciting things about the new Religion in Political Life (RiPL) Research Program at the University of Newcastle is that it earmarks PhD funding for at least two excellent students in this growing area of international academic concern. … Continue reading

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The Journal of the American Academy of Religion: An Interview with Amir Hussain (Part One of Three)

Interview by Philip L. Tite In 2011 the Journal of the American Academy of Religion, the official journal of the American Academy of Religion, gained a new editor. Professor Amir Hussain was kind enough to be interviewed for the Bulletin … Continue reading

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SORAAAD BookNotes with the Bulletin: Ann Taves’ Religious Experience Reconsidered

By Ipsita Chatterjea In Religious Experience Reconsidered: A Building-Block Approach to the Study of Religion and Other Special Things (Princeton University Press, 2011), Ann Taves operationalizes one the most challenging and controversial concepts in research on the religious: religious experiences.  … Continue reading

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