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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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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NAASR Annual Meeting!

In the most recent issue of the Bulletin readers will find a complete program for the annual meeting of the North American Association for the Study of Religion (NAASR), the academic society with which the Bulletin is affiliated. Of course … Continue reading

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