Now Published – Bulletin for the Study of Religion 41.4 (November 2012)

The November issue of the Bulletin has been published and is available in both print and electronic versions. Below is the table of contents of this special thematic issue dedicated to a look at the theoretical and methodological implications of “evidence” for American religious history. The articles emerged from a NAASR panel organized under the leadership of our new co-editor, Kelly Baker. The core group of papers (by Kelly Baker, Laura Levitt, and Jennifer Hughes) was expanded to include an excellent study of the religious aspects of 19th century cookbooks by Emily Bailey as well as responses by Sean McCloud and Jason Bivins.

As always, we welcome submissions for future issues – including responses to published articles – from established scholars and graduate students engaged in the study of religion (regardless of discipline). Our guidelines are available online.

In order to offer readers of the Bulletin’s blog a sense of what is being published in the Bulletin, over the next week or so we will be posting, along with the table of contents below, the editor’s introduction and a few blog entries by our authors that tie into her or his article.


Table of Contents

Bulletin for the Study of Religion Volume 41, Issue 4 (November 2012)

“Editorial: Special Issue on ‘Evidence’ in American Religions” (p. 1) – Kelly J. Baker, University of Tennessee, Knoxville.

“Evidentiary Boundaries and Improper Interventions: Evidence, Implications, and Illegitimacy in American Religious Studies” (p. 2-11) – Kelly J. Baker, University of Tennessee, Knoxville.

“Evidence: Doing Justice” (p. 11-15) – Laura S. Levitt, Temple University.

Mysterium Materiae: Vital matter and the Object as Evidence in the Study of Religion” (p. 16-24) – Jennifer Scheper Hughes, University of California, Riverside.

“Historical Cookbooks in the Study of American Religion” (p. 24-33) – Emily Bailey, University of Pittsburgh.

“Hardcore Scholarship and High School Cliques” (p. 33-36) – Sean McCloud, University of North Carolina at Charlotte.

“Counting on the Words” (p. 36-41) – Jason C. Bivins, North Carolina State University.

“Field Notes: News and Announcements in the Discipline” (front inside cover, p. 41)


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