Monthly Archives: September 2015

Religion as Film: Constructing a Course as a Critique of a Dominant Paradigm

This post originally appeared on the Practicum: Critical Theory, Religion, and Pedagogy blog. by Tenzan Eaghll This summer I taught a class on Religion and Film, and I feel as though I had to reinvent the wheel. This was my … Continue reading

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Fifteen Maxims for the Study of Religion

by Nathan Rein * This post originally appeared on Medium. These fifteen “maxims” are a work in progress. I first started drafting them seven years ago. They were intended mainly for students who were at the early stages of a … Continue reading

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A Shared, Yet Strangely Comforting Delusion: Cognizing Minds, Theorizing Exegesis, and Scholarship as Readerly Constructed Intentionality

By Philip L. Tite I have recently been working through Hugo Lundhaug’s wonderful book, Images of Rebirth: Cognitive Poetics and Transformational Soteriology in the Gospel of Philip and the Exegesis on the Soul (NHMS, 73; Leiden: Brill, 2010). In this … Continue reading

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Who Stands with Ahmed and Why?

In this past Monday’s post, Joseph Laycock discusses the Ahmed Mohamed affair–the 14-year old Texas boy arrested for bringing a clock to school, mistaken for a bomb, despite a clear lack of evidence–and asks whether it is “necessary to believe … Continue reading

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Who Believed There Was A Bomb and When Did They Believe It? What Ahmed Mohamed’s Clock Says About Belief and Moral Panic

by Joseph Laycock Thousands have expressed outrage over the treatment of Ahmed Mohamed, a 14-year-old Muslim student at MacArthur High School in Irving, Texas, who was arrested after trying to show his English teacher an electronic clock he had constructed. … Continue reading

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Theses on Professionalization: Vincent Burgess

In this series with the Bulletin, we have asked 21 early career scholars to weigh in on Russell McCutcheon’s Theses on Professionalization, first published in 2007. In his 21 theses, McCutcheon offers advice to young scholars entering (or soon to enter) the job … Continue reading

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CFP: Globalizing the Humanities – #EIRAAR

CFP: Globalizing the Humanities – #EIRAAR  CALL FOR PROPOSALS “Globalizing the Human(ities)” Eastern International Region of the American Academy of Religion 2016 Annual Meeting University of Pittsburgh May 6-7, 2016 Deadline for submission of proposals: February 15, 2016 The Eastern International … Continue reading

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