Monthly Archives: February 2014

The Chocolate Pope, Or How the Vatican Stole Easter

By Philip L. Tite On February 5 Mirco Della Vecchia, an artist who specializes in chocolate art, presented a life-size statue of Pope Francis to the Pontiff. According to media coverage, this was a labor of love produced by the … Continue reading

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Association for the Sociology of Religion Call For Papers: San Francisco, Aug 13-15, 2014

CALL FOR PAPERS ASSOCIATION FOR THE SOCIOLOGY OF RELIGION 76th Annual Meeting:  RELIGION AS A SOCIAL FORCE San Francisco, CA, August 13-15, 2014 J.W. Marriott Union Square DEADLINES:  Session Proposals are due by March 31, 2014 (submit to the ASR Program … Continue reading

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Will it Ever Be “Just about Bad Scholarship?”: A Response to Aaron Hughes and Omid Safi

by Carl J. Stoneham As a PhD student in a U.S. Religious Studies program (now entering the dissertation phase), I am struck by the ‘emic–etic tension’ in the field of Islamic Studies. While hashing out the particulars of the debate … 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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When Bad Scholarship Is Just Bad Scholarship: A Response to Omid Safi

by Aaron W. Hughes I’ve never been called a racist before. Yet, if Omid Safi’s undocumented musings about the current state of Islamic Studies is to be believed, I am one of several non-Muslims who have the nerve to attack and critique … Continue reading

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