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Non-theism and the “Nones”: Four Scholars Weigh-In, Part 2

This is part two of a two-part special with the Bulletin featuring religion scholars Joseph Blankholm, Donovan Schaefer, Monica Miller and Steven Ramey on the topic of the “Nones.” In part 1, Blankholm and Schaefer respond to a 2013 American Academy of Religion (AAR) … Continue reading

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Non-theism and the “Nones”: Four Scholars Weigh-In, Part 1

This is a two-part special with the Bulletin featuring religion scholars Joseph Blankholm, Donovan Schaefer, Monica Miller and Steven Ramey on the topic of the “Nones.” In part 1, Blankholm and Schaefer respond to a 2013 American Academy of Religion … Continue reading

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On “Religious Symbols” and the Politics of Perception

by Matt Sheedy On September 10, 2013, the government of Québec made international headlines with a controversial proposal, Bill 60, more commonly referred to as the “Charter of Values.” The Bill would see restrictions on the wearing of “religious symbols,” … Continue reading

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Reinventing Religious Studies: An Interview with Scott S. Elliott, Part 1

The following is part one of an interview with Scott S. Elliott, who is assistant professor in the Philosophy and Religion department at Adrian College, with a specialty in Biblical Studies. His books include, Reconfiguring Mark’s Jesus: Narrative Criticism After … Continue reading

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“Religion” and the “Secular” at the 2013 AAR Conference

by Matt Sheedy In a recent Huffington Post article entitled, “How to Find the Secular at the American Academy of Religion,” Brandon G. Withrow points to an increase in the number of panels that were focused on questions of the … Continue reading

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AAR Sociology of Religion Group – November 22-26 Baltimore, MD

The American Academy of Religion’s Sociology of Religion Group’s (SOR) core mission is to foster the innovation that emerges when general sociological theory and methodologies are applied to the study of religious phenomena.  This year SOR is sponsoring or co-sponsoring … Continue reading

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Independence Day: American Christianity and Why Liberals Aren’t Liberal (Stanley Hauerwas)

by Donovan Schaefer A few days before Independence Day, Duke Divinity School ethicist Stanley Hauerwas published a long article on the Australian Broadcasting Company’s “Religion and Ethics” blog.  In it, he argues for a reconsideration of Catholicism against the backdrop … Continue reading

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