Tag Archives: Islam

The Politics of Choice

by Craig Martin * This post originally appeared on the Culture on the Edge blog. George Washington’s Sacred Fire—in which Peter A. Lillback argues that “founding father” George Washington was a Christian and not a deist—garnered a great deal of … Continue reading

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Genealogies of Religion, Twenty Years On: An Interview with Talal Asad

The following is part of an interview conducted by Craig Martin with Talal Asad, which appears in the February issue of the Bulletin for the Study of Religion, Vol. 43, No. 1 (2014). To read the full interview, please follow … Continue reading

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Has Politics Let Us Off the Hook?: Reflections on Islamic Studies

by Ruth Mas Editor’s note: This post is part of a broader conversation on scholarship in Islamic Studies that was sparked by two recent articles, one by Omid Safi and one by Aaron Hughes. The Bulletin will be hosting a … 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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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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