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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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Death by Area Studies

by Aaron W. Hughes and Randi R. Warne A worrying trend is gaining momentum in the academic study of religion.  There appears to us to be an increasing tendency toward filling professorial vacancies with individuals with PhDs in area studies … Continue reading

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Reinventing Religious Studies: An Interview with Scott S. Elliott, Part 2

The following is part two of an interview with Scott S. Elliott, who is assistant professor in the Philosophy and Religion department at Adrian College, with a specialty in Biblical Studies. His books include, Reconfiguring Mark’s Jesus: Narrative Criticism After Poststructuralism, (2011) Ideology, Culture … Continue reading

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Yoga and the Question of Religious Identity

By Deeksha Sivakumar Is yoga Hindu? Both categories (yoga, Hindu) are, of course, highly problematic on both conceptual and historical grounds. If we were to ask whether yoga is Indian, more people may feel comfortable answering in the affirmative, though … 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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Now Published – Bulletin for the Study of Religion 42.1 (February 2013)

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 emerging from the 2011 Society of Biblical … Continue reading

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SECOND CALL FOR PAPERS: “The Impact of the Arab Spring on the Study of Islam”

The Bulletin for the Study of Religion invites submissions of 3,000 to 4,000 words for a special issue addressing the impact of the Arab Spring on the academic study of Islam. We are particularly interested in articles that reflect on … Continue reading

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