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Special Issue of “Humor and Religion”

The following is the editorial introduction to the most recent issue of the Bulletin for the Study of Religion (42.3, September 2013), written by co-editor, Kelly Baker. We offer this here in order to give readers of the blog a sense … Continue reading

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Now Published – Bulletin for the Study of Religion 42.3 (September 2013)

The September 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. This issue focuses on the topic of religion and humor. We have a … 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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SECOND CALL FOR PAPERS: “The Impact of the Arab Spring on the Study of Islam”

The Bulletin for the Study of Religion invites submissions of 3,000 to 4,000 words for a special issue addressing the impact of the Arab Spring on the academic study of Islam. We are particularly interested in articles that reflect on … Continue reading

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Teaching the Inaccessible Nature of Subjective Experience: A Look Behind “Heterophenomenology as Self-Knowledge”

Editor’s Note: In the recent issue of the Bulletin for the Study of Religion, Bryan Rennie published his reflections on a theoretical and pedagogical approach, which he calls “heterophenomenology” (“Heterophenomenology as Self-Knowledge”, pp. 6-11), a new take on the classic … Continue reading

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Identity or Affiliation: To Share or Not to Share?

I want to pose a question to professors in religious studies: do you share your “religious” identity or affiliation (or disaffiliation) with students? Why or why not? Have you had positive of negative experiences as a result of sharing? I … Continue reading

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Klansmen, Zombie Apocalypses, and End Times Narratives: Or, an Afternoon with Kelly J. Baker

Kelly Baker is a Lecturer of Religious Studies and American Studies at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. In the following interview, Baker discusses her recent book, Gospel According to the Klan (University Press of Kansas, 2011), which, as her UT … Continue reading

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