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Comparative Approaches to Religion and Violence Group, Call for Papers: AAR/SBL Meeting, San Diego, Nov. 22-25, 2014

Comparative Approaches to Religion and Violence Group The AAR and SBL Meeting San Diego California, November 22-25   Deadline:  Monday, March 3, 2014, 5:00 PM EST, through: http://papers.aarweb.org/ Statement of Purpose: Since the end of the Cold War, acts of religiously motivated … Continue reading

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Ritual Studies Group Call for Papers: AAR Annual Confernce in San Diego, CA, Nov. 22-25, 2014

Ritual Studies Group The AAR and SBL Meeting San Diego California, November 22-25 Deadline: Monday, March 3, 2014, 5:00 PM EST, through http://papers.aarweb.org/ Statement of Purpose:  This Group provides a unique venue for the interdisciplinary exploration of ritual — broadly understood … Continue reading

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Redescribing Early Christianity: Call for Papers for the 2014 AAR/SBL in San Diego, Nov. 22-25

Redescribing Early Christianity The AAR and SBL Meeting San Diego California, November 22-25 Deadline March 1, 2014 Call For Papers (PDF) The Redescribing Early Christianity seminar seeks proposals for the 2014 Annual Meeting that mesh with the seminar’s agenda of … Continue reading

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Facebooking for Scholarship

by Craig Martin My Facebook friends often say that serious academic conversations can’t take place on Facebook. Apparently the limitations of the format are limited such that substantive engagement is difficult if not impossible. However, I’m not entirely persuaded. If … Continue reading

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Relating Religion in the New York Times

by Matt Sheedy Appearing in the Beliefs section of the New York Times on November 23, 2012, was an article about the recent SBL/AAR conference in Chicago, entitled, “A Scholarly Affair with a Side of Activism.” Putting aside the problematic … Continue reading

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Field Notes: New Unit in the Society of Bibical Literature to Debut in Chicago – “Metacriticism in Biblical Scholarship”

Metacriticism of Biblical Scholarship, a new unit in the Society of Biblical Literature, will debut at the 2012 annual meeting in Chicago. The unit critically evaluates suppositions in and underlying biblical scholarship, including how an explicitly non-religious approach differs from … Continue reading

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Templeton and the Dalai Lama

By Craig Martin The AAR just announced that the Dalai Lama will be speaking at their 2012 Annual Meeting in Chicago as part of a Templeton event: His Holiness, the Dalai Lama, the Tibetan Buddhist spiritual leader whose long-standing engagement … Continue reading

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