Author Archives: Philip L. Tite

Let’s Talk “Religion”: A Politically and Culturally Embedded Product

By Philip L. Tite The following is the editorial introduction to the most recent issue of the Bulletin for the Study of Religion (43.1, February 2014). We offer this introduction here in order to give readers of the Bulletin’s blog a sense … Continue reading

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Now Published – Bulletin for the Study of Religion 43.1 (February 2014)

The February issue of the Bulletin has been published and is available in both print and electronic versions. Below is the table of contents of this issue, which includes a set of papers marking the twentieth anniversary of Talal Asad’s … Continue reading

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The Chocolate Pope, Or How the Vatican Stole Easter

By Philip L. Tite On February 5 Mirco Della Vecchia, an artist who specializes in chocolate art, presented a life-size statue of Pope Francis to the Pontiff. According to media coverage, this was a labor of love produced by the … Continue reading

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Special Issue of “Humor and Religion”

The following is the editorial introduction to the most recent issue of the Bulletin for the Study of Religion (42.3, September 2013), written by co-editor, Kelly Baker. We offer this here in order to give readers of the blog a sense … Continue reading

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Now Published – Bulletin for the Study of Religion 42.3 (September 2013)

The September issue of the Bulletin has been published and is available in both print and electronic versions. Below is the table of contents of this issue. This issue focuses on the topic of religion and humor. We have a … Continue reading

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Teaching Beyond the World Religions Paradigm?

By Philip L. Tite Currently I am teaching an undergraduate course, Introductions to Western Religions. This introductory course (along with its companion course, Introduction to Eastern Religions) is a common one in universities across North America. These are the basic … Continue reading

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Should We Be Talking to Our Data? A Response to Tenzan Eaghll’s “Brief Letter to Richard Dawkins Regarding ‘Religion’”

By Philip L. Tite In a recent blog, Tenzan Eaghll challenged Richard Dawkins to approach religion with the theoretical insights offered by many in method & theory circles in our discipline, specifically with an eye toward continental philosophy. For Eaghll, … Continue reading

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