Monthly Archives: July 2014

(Not) In My Name (Israel)

by Zachary Braiterman * This post originally appeared on the author’s blog, Jewish Philosophy Place. A meme going around Jewish left circles has the speaker declare that the State of Israel and/or the war in Gaza and/or the State of … Continue reading

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2015 International Association for the History of Religions Call for Papers

* This post originally appeared in the North American Association for the Study of Religion’s (NAASR) website. The deadline for panel proposals for the 2015 IAHR World Congress—to be held in Erfurt, Germany—is 14 September 2014! (The deadline for individual … Continue reading

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A Quasi-Caricatured Taxonomy of Religious Studies Instructors

by Travis Cooper * This post originally appeared on the author’s blog. As an advanced graduate student in religious studies, among other departments, I’ve been advised by or have sat under for classes a number of different types of instructors … Continue reading

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Islamophobia and Antisemitism

by Tenzan Eaghll In a hundred years from now when historians and scholars of religion look back on the perceptions of Muslims between the later half of the 20th and the first half of the 21st Century I wonder what … Continue reading

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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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The Problem of the Mystic East

The following post originally appeared in a slightly different form on the author’s personal blog, which can be found here. After having read Robert Orsi’s rather odd essay on “The Problem of the Holy” (in The Cambridge Companion to Religious Studies, ed. … Continue reading

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Blackfish: The Misbehavior of Compassion (Embodied Ethics, Part 2)

by Donovan Schaefer An introduction to the embodied ethics series can be found at this link. Gabriela Cowperthwaite‘s documentary Blackfish casts a light on the plight of captive killer whales in North American marine parks. The spine of the film … Continue reading

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