Tag Archives: Mircea Eliade

From Content to Location (?): Academic Publishing and the Problem of Authority

by Nickolas Roubekas The medium for evaluating the suitability of a future publication is the peer-review process. This is known to the academic world for decades and all junior or senior scholars go through such a process after submitting a … Continue reading

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Some Thoughts on Navigating the “Normative/Descriptive” Divide: Reflections on Islamic Studies

by Vernon Schubel 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 series of scholars in Islamic … 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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Claiming the Land for Azathoth: Lovecraftian Pranks and the Post-Modern Sacred

by Joseph Laycock Almost two weeks ago, a mysterious monument appeared in front of the Paseo Grill in Oklahoma City.  The monument is a concrete trapezoid, vaguely reminiscent of an obelisk.  Although not very large, it is quite heavy.  The … Continue reading

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Method and Theory in the Study of Religion: An Interview with Aaron Hughes (Part 1)

Interview by Matt Sheedy Aaron Hughes is the current editor of Method and Theory in the Study of Religion and has generously agreed to talk with the Bulletin about his recent appointment and vision for the journal. He is professor … Continue reading

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Critical Thinking Begins at Home

* This post originally appeared as part of the Religion in Culture Lectures in association with the University of Alabama. by Russell McCutcheon A letter came out recently from the President-elect of the main U.S. professional society for scholars who study religion … Continue reading

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More than Belief: An Interview with Manuel A. Vásquez (Part 1)

Manuel A. Vásquez is Associate Professor in the Department of Religion at the University of Florida and author and editor of several books, including the award-winning The Brazilian Popular Church and the Crisis of Modernity (Cambridge University Press, 1998), Globalizing … Continue reading

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