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Non-theism and the “Nones”: Four Scholars Weigh-In, Part 2

This is part two of a two-part special with the Bulletin featuring religion scholars Joseph Blankholm, Donovan Schaefer, Monica Miller and Steven Ramey on the topic of the “Nones.” In part 1, Blankholm and Schaefer respond to a 2013 American Academy of Religion (AAR) … Continue reading

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“Religion” and the “Secular” at the 2013 AAR Conference

by Matt Sheedy In a recent Huffington Post article entitled, “How to Find the Secular at the American Academy of Religion,” Brandon G. Withrow points to an increase in the number of panels that were focused on questions of the … Continue reading

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FIELD NOTES: New AAR Group Announcement: Religion, Affect, and Emotion

The Program Committee of the American Academy of Religion has approved a new program unit, the Religion, Affect, and Emotion group, for a 5-year term beginning in Fall 2013. Mission Statement This group provides space for theoretically informed discussion of … Continue reading

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FIELD NOTES: New AAR Group Announcement: Comparative Approaches to Religion and Violence

We are pleased to announce AAR approval for a new program unit on Comparative Approaches to Religion and Violence, beginning in 2013 and continuing for five years.  Current chairs are Michael Jerryson (Eckerd College) and Margo Kitts (Hawai’i Pacific University), … Continue reading

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Field Notes: New AAR Program Unit Proposal – Comparative Approaches to Religion and Violence.

To foster interdisciplinary approaches to and comparative religion analyses in the study of religion and violence we are seeking AAR member signatures to support the creation of a new Program Unit:  “Comparative Approaches to Religion and Violence.” At the 2012 … 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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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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