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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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Overcoming Cognitive Dissonance in the Classroom

Throughout my undergraduate and masters degrees, and through six years of full-time adjunct teaching in Religious Studies and Philosophy, I had the very good fortune to study with, and serve under, one of the top teachers in the field, Tim … Continue reading

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Teaching Epoche

Ninian Smart claimed that, if we fail to set aside (at least temporarily) our reactions to and opinions about the people, communities, and traditions that constitute our objects of study, we are quite likely to generate more data about ourselves … Continue reading

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