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Let’s Talk “Religion”: A Politically and Culturally Embedded Product

By Philip L. Tite The following is the editorial introduction to the most recent issue of the Bulletin for the Study of Religion (43.1, February 2014). We offer this introduction here in order to give readers of the Bulletin’s blog a sense … Continue reading

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Now Published – Bulletin for the Study of Religion 43.1 (February 2014)

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 marking the twentieth anniversary of Talal Asad’s … Continue reading

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Teaching Beyond the World Religions Paradigm?

By Philip L. Tite Currently I am teaching an undergraduate course, Introductions to Western Religions. This introductory course (along with its companion course, Introduction to Eastern Religions) is a common one in universities across North America. These are the basic … Continue reading

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Should We Be Talking to Our Data? A Response to Tenzan Eaghll’s “Brief Letter to Richard Dawkins Regarding ‘Religion’”

By Philip L. Tite In a recent blog, Tenzan Eaghll challenged Richard Dawkins to approach religion with the theoretical insights offered by many in method & theory circles in our discipline, specifically with an eye toward continental philosophy. For Eaghll, … Continue reading

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NEW BOOK SERIES! “Studies in Ancient Religion and Culture”

Equinox Publishing has launched a new book series for its line of books in the study of religion and invites manuscripts and book proposals. Both single author and multi-author works are welcome. “Studies in Ancient Religion and Culture” (SARC), edited … Continue reading

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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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Critical Questions Series 2: Hussein Rashid

Hussein Rashid is an adjunct professor at Fordham and Hofstra Universities and is an associate editor at Religion Dispatches. His specialties include Islam in America, Shi’ism, Islamicate literatures, South Asia, Persianate world (including Central Asia). * Image courtesy of Ali Ansary, … Continue reading

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