Monthly Archives: October 2012

Following a Trail Blazing Scholar: What Burton Mack’s Intellectual Journey Can Teach Us

Editor’s Note: In the recent issue of the Bulletin for the Study of Religion, Randall Reed published his reflections on the influence of Burton Mack in his essay, “Experiments in the Analytic Study of the Bible: Burton Mack as Pioneer.” Reed … 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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An Unsettled Discipline: Reflections and Suggestions in the Study of Religion

By Philip L. Tite The following is the editor’s introduction to the Bulletin for the Study of Religion 41.3 (September 2012), written by Philip Tite. In order to offer our blog readers a sense of what is appearing in the … Continue reading

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Religion and Cartoons: Nina Paley, Durkheim, Politics

By Donovan Schaefer Nina Paley, who first came to my attention with her 2008 film Sita Sings the Blues, has released an animated short entitled “This Land Is Mine,” a prelude to a possible new feature length work tentatively called  … Continue reading

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On the Economic Value of the Humanities

By Amod Lele I’ve been asked to expand on some brief comments I made a little while ago in a Facebook thread. They pertain to the institutional context of the humanities – including philosophy and especially religious studies – in … Continue reading

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Creatio Ex Nihilo: Pew Forum and the “Nones”

By Steven Ramey New analysis suggests that almost 1 in 5 people in the United States have no religious affiliation! Media coverage has sensationalized the publication of this analysis from the Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life, and various … Continue reading

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Now Published – Bulletin for the Study of Religion 41.3 (September 2012)

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. We are thrilled to have such a range of outstanding articles, many of … Continue reading

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