Monthly Archives: January 2015

Reza Aslan’s Theory of Religion and Politics

by Simon Frankel Pratt * This post original appeared on the author’s blog. As talking heads in the media once again make problematic, ultra-general claims about Islam’s supposed essential bellicosity, or attribute to Islamic texts and practice the power to make … Continue reading

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Religion as a cognitively natural universal: “religion” and “science” aren’t that interesting

by Thomas J. Coleman III Millions of people in the world today, just as they have in the past, typically believe in something that is, or can be, considered supernatural. From an emic perspective, gods, ghosts, devils, demons and alluring … Continue reading

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Charlie Hebdo, “Free Speech,” and Critique

by Matt Sheedy It should go without saying that the massacre of journalists and police officers in Paris this past Wednesday is abhorrent, that the perpetrators should be brought to justice, and that measures should be taken to reduce the … Continue reading

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New Publishing Schedule for the Bulletin!

As we enter a new year, there will be new changes for the Bulletin for the Study of Religion. The editors are pleased to announce that the Bulletin will have a new publishing schedule as of 2015. Rather than the … Continue reading

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Radical Interpretations of the Bible – Paper Titles

by Robert Myles * See author’s blog here. This full day academic seminar will take place in Sheffield on the 8th of January 2015 (precise venue still tbc by my co-conspirators James & Michael). The seminar covers a range of radical interpretations of the Bible. Papers … Continue reading

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