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North American Association for the Study of Religion: 2014 Annual Meeting, San Diego

Friday, November 21—Monday, November 24 Friday Exectuive Council Meeting 8:30 AM-9:20 AM—Hilton Bayfront-Aqua Boardroom Author Meets Readers: Elizabeth Pritchard’s Religion in Public: Locke’s Political Theology 9:30 AM-12:00 PM—Hilton Bayfront-303 This panel brings together scholars from different fields to discuss Elizabeth Pritchard’s … 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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Definitions are Never Innocent

by Kate Daley-Bailey Russell McCutcheon’s recent post from Culture on the Edge blog has me contemplating definitions. The way that descriptions, encoded in definitions, tacitly reproduce theories, sets of interests, and ways of prioritizing, paying attention & ignoring, is pretty evident in the … Continue reading

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The Identity of NAASR and the Character of the Critical Study of Religion

The following is a response from William Arnal, president of the North American Association for the Study of Religion (NAASR), to issues discussed during a panel titled “The Identity of NAASR and the Character of the Critical Study of Religion,” … Continue reading

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The Most Embarrassing Book Meme

We have a guest contribution to the latest meme! This one is from William Arnal (University of Regina), author of Jesus and the Village Scribes and The Symbolic Jesus. He provided the following image and caption: “I think it speaks for … Continue reading

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