Tag Archives: Belief

Call for Papers – Critical Theory and Discourses on Religion Group: AAR, 2014

Critical Theory and Discourses on Religion Group The AAR and SBL Meeting San Diego California, November 22-25 Deadline: Monday, March 3, 2014, 5:00 PM EST, through http://papers.aarweb.org/ Statement of Purpose: This Group seeks to provide a forum in which scholars of … Continue reading

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Sociology of Religion Group Call for Papers for the 2014 AAR in San Diego

Sociology of Religion Group The AAR and SBL Meeting San Diego California  November 22-25 Deadline: Monday, March 3, 2014, 5:00 PM EST through PAPERS Call for Papers (PDF):  The Sociology of Religion Group (SOR) provides a forum for the discussion of empirical … Continue reading

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Why Durkheim Was Right: On the Perils of Being a Young, Cute Shoplifter

* This post originally appeared on the Culture on the Edge blog. by Leslie Dorrough Smith In yet another entry from the annals of my parenting adventures, a particularly memorable event has always served me well as a reminder of … Continue reading

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Divided by Faith?

by Craig Martin It seems to be a common sense notion that people fight over differing religious beliefs. Consider the following paragraph from an NPR news story, which I take to be typical: When Osama bin Laden declared war on … Continue reading

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Beliefs or Interests?

by Craig Martin I’ve recently seen the following pic making the rounds on Facebook: One of things I find frustrating here is that it’s not clear that people fight over different “faiths,” “beliefs,” or mere differences in “religious identity.” As I’ve written … Continue reading

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What’s belief got to do with it?

By Kelly Baker “They don’t really believe that, do they?” is a refrain that I find familiar, expected and, frankly, tiring. As someone who researches white supremacists and doomsday prophets, I should be used to it. The query confronts me … Continue reading

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Scholarship From The Road: Belief, Practice and the Story of Andal

By Deeksha Sivakumar “The women of Ayodhya run eagerly to see the procession to Sita’s house… their hair fell loose, open on all sides, their waist girdles come undone, they do not even stop to cover their breasts… as they … Continue reading

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