Monthly Archives: February 2015

Not All Atheists

by Matt Sheedy In the wake of this past Tuesday’s tragic murders of Yusor Mohammad, Razan Mohammad Abu-Salha, and Deah Shaddy Barakat, in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, much has been made of Craig Steven Hicks’ (the accused) motivation, particularly his … Continue reading

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Ritual Studies Group Call for Papers: The AAR and SBL Meeting Atlanta, Georgia November 21-24

Ritual Studies Group Call for Papers Deadline: Monday, March 2 2015, 5:00 PM EST, through: http://papers.aarweb.org/ Statement of Purpose: This Group provides a unique venue for the interdisciplinary exploration of ritual — broadly understood to include rites, ceremonies, religious and secular … Continue reading

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Policing Religion

by Tenzan Eaghll Now that a month has passed since the Charlie Hebdo tragedy, it is useful to step back and consider the general treatment of religion and Islam in the media. Whenever one of these horrendous acts occurs there … Continue reading

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Call for Papers: Redescribing Early Christianity, The SBL Annual Meeting Atlanta, Georgia, November 21-24

Call for Papers: Redescribing Early Christianity. The SBL Annual Meeting Atlanta, Georgia,  November 21-24 Deadline:  Thursday, March 5, 2014, 5:00 PM EST, through http://www.sbl-site.org Call for Papers: The Redescribing Early Christianity unit is organizing two sessions that address issues associated with the … Continue reading

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The Neuroscience of How Religiosity Reduces Anxiety

by Matthew Facciani Popular authors such as Richard Dawkins and Sam Harris have accrued notoriety by discussing the negative effects of religious belief. Such polemical figures and their followers often focus on the truth-value of religion while speculating its impact … Continue reading

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Religion Snapshots: Michael Walzer, Islam, and the Left

Religion Snapshots is a feature with the Bulletin for the Study of Religion blog, where a number of contributors are asked to briefly comment on popular news items or pressing theoretical issues in the field, especially topics relating to definitions, classification, and method … Continue reading

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Call for Papers: Pauline Epistles Section, SBL Annual Meeting Atlanta, Georgia, November 21-24

Deadline:  Thursday, March 5, 2014, 5:00 PM EST, through http://www.sbl-site.org About the Pauline Epistles Section: The Pauline Epistles section aims to stimulate critical analysis of the letters of Paul by offering a platform for new research. The section maintains a historical … Continue reading

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