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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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“We’re here to talk about religion”: A Few Examples for Teaching Classification

by Charles McCrary This post’s titular sentence was spoken Friday morning by a student during first lecture of the semester. It was a protest, playful but betraying frustration. She was sitting in the front row of a packed classroom, spending … Continue reading

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“Sacred” and “the Sacred”: False Cognates

by Craig Martin “Sacred” is an adjective; “the Sacred” is a noun.  In The Ideology of Religious Studies, Tim Fitzgerald discusses the adjectival use: If by ‘sacred’ we mean those things, ideas, places, people, stories, procedures and principles that empirical groups … Continue reading

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