Monthly Archives: September 2014

Life After Religious Studies: An Interview with Sam Snyder

Editor’s Note: This is the third instalment 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 … Continue reading

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NAASR Workshop Announcement: Introducing Theory in the Classroom, San Diego, Nov. 23, 2014

Workshop: Introducing Theory in the Classroom Sunday, November 23, 2:45 PM-5:05 PM—Marriott Marquis-Solana. This NAASR workshop is in conjunction with the AAR/SBL annual meeting. This workshop—limited to approximately 15 participants—will focus on practical steps for introducing theory in the classroom. … Continue reading

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Guide for the Erudite Student: Asking for a Letter of Reference

By Kenneth G. MacKendrick Part of my job as a professional scholar is to write letters of reference for students and graduates. Asking for an academic letter of reference is not an intrusion on my duties nor should it be … Continue reading

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New Special Issue for the Journal for the Study of Religion, Nature, and Culture

Journal for the Study of Religion, Nature, and Culture Volume 8, Number 2 2014 Special Issue: Ecstatic Naturalism and Deep Pantheism Abstracts American Religious Empiricism and the Possibility of an Ecstatic Naturalist Process Metaphysics Demian Wheeler The most forceful critiques Robert … Continue reading

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Religion Clichés: #1 and #2

by Tenzan Eaghll In 1972 Ninian Smart published an article titled, “Comparative religion clichés: Crushing the clichés about comparative religion and then accentuating the positive value of the New Religious Education.” Smart’s goal was to debunk popular clichés in order … Continue reading

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“Your class is hard.”

by Craig Martin Students often complain that my class is hard. My short answer is simple: “Someone has got to be your hardest professor—it might as well be me.” My longer response has more substance. “How many of you wish my … Continue reading

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Hindoos, Hindu, Spelling, and Theory

by Michael J. Altman Note: This post originally appeared on the author’s blog. What is the relationship between spelling and theory? I often tell people my research is about “Hinduism in nineteenth century America.” But it’s really not. It’s not … Continue reading

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