The September issue of the Bulletin has now been published and is available. Below is the table of contents of this issue, which includes a panel of papers emerging from an AAR/SBL Panel on Religion Past and Present. This issue also includes articles exploring the intersection of ancient religion, specifically with a focus on a recently published text by Galen. We also have a study of disruptive narratives, applying literary theoretical models to modern fictional re-imaginings of Jesus as a narrative figure. This issue of the Bulletin also includes another “Tips for Teaching”, this time exploring one innovative approach to teaching world religions beyond the world religions paradigm. A new section is launched in this issue of the Bulletin with the “Editor’s Corner” (an occasional section of the Bulletin where the editors offer provocative musings on theoretical challenges facing the discipline). Finally, we are pleased to include in our “Field Notes” section the program for the annual meeting of the North American Association for the Study of Religion (NAASR).
As always, we welcome submissions for future issues – including responses to published articles – from established scholars and graduate students engaged in the study of religion (regardless of discipline) for either publication in the Bulletin or for here on the Bulletin‘s blog. Our guidelines for the journal are available online.
Table of Contents
Bulletin for the Study of Religion Volume 44, Issue 3 (September 2015)
“Texts and Their Scholars: The Co-Production of Texts, Audiences, and Communities” Arlene Macdonald (University of Texas Medical Branch) [Editorial introduction] – (pg. 2)
PANEL ON RELIGION PAST AND PRESENT (RPP)
“Religion Past and Present — The English Translation of the 4th edition: Introducing an AAR/SBL Review Panel” Klaus Peter Adam (Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago) – (pgs. 3-5)
“Review of Articles in the Field of Hebrew Bible in Religion Past and Present” Klaus Peter Adam (Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago) – (pgs. 5-8)
“New Testament Studies in Religion Past and Present” Richard E. DeMaris (Valparaiso University) – (pgs. 8-10)
“Canon and Curation: What does the Completion of RPP Mean for North American Students of Theology, Church History, and Philosophy?” Robert Saler (Christian Theological Seminary) – (pgs. 11-15)
“The Approach to the Social Sciences in Religion Past and Present” Robert A. Segal (University of Aberdeen) (pgs. 15-20)
“Galen, De indolentia, and Early Christian Literature” Trevor Wade Thompson (University of Chicago) – (pgs. 20-25)
“Disruptive Narratives of Jesus: Feuerbach and Ricoeur in Dialogue” Catherine Caufield (Athabasca University) – (pgs. 26-35)
Tips for Teaching: “Signifying on the World Religions Paradigm: My Version of Religion 101” Richard Newton (Elizabethtown College) – (pgs. 35-37)
Editor’s Corner: “Critics or Caretakers? It’s All in the Mapping” Philip L. Tite (University of Washington) – (pgs. 38-39)
Field Notes: News and Announcements in the Discipline – (pgs. 40-44)