Monthly Archives: April 2014

Mirror Reflections: Some Thoughts on the Relationship Between Religion and Culture

by Leslie Dorrough Smith * This post initially appear on the Practicum: Critical Theory, Religion Pedagogy blog. Back in the 1980s – that decade of abundant pastel makeup – I loved nothing more than sitting in front of my grandmother’s … Continue reading

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A is for Adjunct, Part 2

by Kate Daley-Bailey Editor’s Note: Part 1 of this post ended with a few lines posing questions about what those in an adjunct position can do, which has been re-posted here as a lead-in to Part 2. So, make a final … Continue reading

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A is for Adjunct, Part 1

by Kate Daley-Bailey “Hello, my name is Kate and I am an adjunct.” Crowd’s unenthusiastic response… “Hi, Kate…” This is the cliché introduction which members of Alcoholics Anonymous use when greeting new inductees. While I am not trying to make … Continue reading

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Life After Religious Studies: An Interview with Nicholas Dion

Editor’s Note: This is the first in a series of interviews with former scholars of religion who have, for one or another reason, decided to leave the world of academia. In this series we hope to open up a conversation … Continue reading

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Taking Care of Jesus and Muhammad: Reflections on Islamic Studies

by James Crossley Editor’s note: This post is part of a broader conversation on scholarship in Islamic Studies that was sparked by two recent articles, one by Omid Safi and one by Aaron Hughes. Other articles in this series can be found here and here. … Continue reading

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Reflexive Religious Studies: A Note

Jason Ānanda Josephson * This post originally appeared on the author’s blog. I’ve been lecturing about and, even calling for, what I term “Reflexive Religious Studies” for some time. My comments about it will be appearing in print in the … Continue reading

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Defining Postsecularism: A Response

by Donovan Schaefer In response to a question from a colleague, I asked a small group of scholars working on issues of secularism and secularity how they would define postsecularism, postsecular, or the postsecular (hereafter just “postsecularism”). Their responses are posted at these links … Continue reading

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