Tag Archives: Religious Experience

Gnostic Experiences and Attachment Parenting

Editor’s Note: In the recent issue of the Bulletin for the Study of Religion, Stephen Bush offers an essay entitled, “The Philosophy of Religious Experience and the Nag Hammadi Texts: A Response to Kaler and Tite.” In this blog, Bush outlines his … 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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FIELD NOTES: New AAR Group Announcement: Religion, Affect, and Emotion

The Program Committee of the American Academy of Religion has approved a new program unit, the Religion, Affect, and Emotion group, for a 5-year term beginning in Fall 2013. Mission Statement This group provides space for theoretically informed discussion of … Continue reading

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Religion Conferencing: It’s an “Experience”

by Matt Sheedy In his essay entitled “Experience,” which is one of several pieces contained in Religious Experience: A Reader, Robert H. Sharf notes the following: Critical analysis shows that modern Buddhist communities judge “claims to experience” on the basis … Continue reading

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An Unsettled Discipline: Reflections and Suggestions in the Study of Religion

By Philip L. Tite The following is the editor’s introduction to the Bulletin for the Study of Religion 41.3 (September 2012), written by Philip Tite. In order to offer our blog readers a sense of what is appearing in the … Continue reading

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SORAAAD BookNotes with the Bulletin: Ann Taves’ Religious Experience Reconsidered

By Ipsita Chatterjea In Religious Experience Reconsidered: A Building-Block Approach to the Study of Religion and Other Special Things (Princeton University Press, 2011), Ann Taves operationalizes one the most challenging and controversial concepts in research on the religious: religious experiences.  … Continue reading

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“Experience of Finitude”

I’m presently reading a book that offers a theory of religion. In the present chapter the author is using the language of “experience of finitude.” Religious practitioners, we are to understand, have such experiences. The presence of this sort of … Continue reading

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