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NAASR: 2012 Annual Meeting, Chicago

Business Meeting Saturday Nov 17, 11:45am-12:45pm—McCormick Place South 404A Presidential Panel: The Identity of NAASR and the Character of the Critical Study of Religion Saturday Nov 17, 1-3:30pm—McCormick Place West 192B Early Christianity as Graeco-Roman Religion Saturday Nov 17, 4-6:30pm—Hilton Chicago … Continue reading

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On the Economic Value of the Humanities

By Amod Lele I’ve been asked to expand on some brief comments I made a little while ago in a Facebook thread. They pertain to the institutional context of the humanities – including philosophy and especially religious studies – in … Continue reading

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Templeton and the Dalai Lama

By Craig Martin The AAR just announced that the Dalai Lama will be speaking at their 2012 Annual Meeting in Chicago as part of a Templeton event: His Holiness, the Dalai Lama, the Tibetan Buddhist spiritual leader whose long-standing engagement … Continue reading

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Theorizing Zombies

[This paper was presented at the AAR's Southeast Regional Commission for the Study of Religion (SECSOR) yearly conference in Atlanta on March 3, 2o12, as part of a panel on "Zombies and Zombie Apocalypses."] By Kate Dailey-Baley The zombie genre … Continue reading

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A Bit of Relief for Independent Scholars in the Pacific Northwest

By Philip L. Tite Academia is composed of various levels of social stratification and inequalities. Hierarchal structures between administrators and faculty, faculty and students, and different ranks of faculty (assistant professor, associate professor, full professor in the North American system … Continue reading

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Paranormal Phenomena and Religious Experience

As a scholar of religion I employ a materialist or naturalist method, one which takes accounts of paranormal phenomena or religious experience as mere data to be explained (even explained away). Other scholars, however, are interested in exploring paranormal phenomena; a … Continue reading

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

Interview by Philip L. Tite This is the third, and final, installment of an interview conducted with Professor Amir Hussain, the new editor of the  Journal of the American Academy of Religion. Be sure to read Parts One and Two. … Continue reading

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