Category Archives: Kenneth G. MacKendrick

Religion Snapshots: How to Make Sense of ‘Religious’ Language, Part 1

Religion Snapshots is a feature with the Bulletin for the Study of Religion blog, where a number of contributors are asked to briefly comment on popular news items or pressing theoretical issues in the field, especially those topics relating to definitions, classification … Continue reading

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Acts of Imagination

  By Kenneth G. MacKendrick Religion: “While there is a staggering amount of data, of phenomena, of human experiences and expressions that might be characterized in one culture or another, by one criterion or another, as religious – there is … Continue reading

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From Cognitive Theory of Religion to Religious Cognition

By Kenneth MacKendrick The discourse on sui generis religion, as outlined by Russell McCutcheon is one that deemphasizes difference, history, and sociopolitical context in favor of abstract essences and homogeneity, characterized by the supposed uniqueness and autonomy of religion. While … Continue reading

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Religion Snapshots: On the Uses of “Data,” Part 2

Religion Snapshots is a new feature with the Bulletin for the Study of Religion blog, where a number of contributors are asked to briefly comment on popular news items or pressing theoretical issues in the field, especially those topics relating to definitions, … Continue reading

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Guide for the Erudite Student: Asking for a Letter of Reference

By Kenneth G. MacKendrick Part of my job as a professional scholar is to write letters of reference for students and graduates. Asking for an academic letter of reference is not an intrusion on my duties nor should it be … Continue reading

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Critical Questions Series 1: Summary

by Matt Sheedy In this first installment of the Critical Question Series, six scholars of religion were asked to respond to the following question: It is well known, at least amongst insiders, that the study of religion is internally divided in … Continue reading

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