Monthly Archives: October 2015

Comparative Approaches to Religion and Violence Panels and Receptions, 2015 AAR, Atlanta

SATURDAY: 1PM- 3:30PM: “Children, Religion, and Violence.” Hyatt-Harris (Atlanta Conference Level) Chair: Philip Tite Respondent: Sarah Iles Johnston Joel LeMon, Emory University “Violence Against Children and Girls in the Reception History of Psalm 137” Diane Fruchtman, Washington and Lee University … Continue reading

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Theses on Professionalization: Aldea Mulhern

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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The Mufti of Jerusalem, Adolph Hitler, and Benjamin Netanyahu at the 37th Zionist Congress

by Zachary Braiterman Note: This post originally appeared on the author’s blog, Jewish Philosophy Place. A philosophical problem, it’s impossible to ascertain what’s inside another person’s head at the moment he or she mangles a foundational historical truth that is … Continue reading

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Is Your Group Oppressed?

by Steven Ramey Note: This post originally appeared on the Culture on the Edge blog. “A war against Christianity,” a friend on Facebook asserted, as he pointed to examples in the United States and around the world. The shooting at … Continue reading

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Theses on Professionalization: Lauren E. Osborne

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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The Niqabis are Coming!

  On March 10, 2015, Prime Minister Stephen Harper gave a speech in the House of Commons on his government’s desire to ban the wearing of the niqab in oath taking ceremonies for Canadian citizenship, stating: We don’t allow people … Continue reading

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An Open Letter to Members of the American Academy of Religion

Dear Colleagues, I was surprised to see the nominations for Vice President that were put forth by the AAR’s Nominating Committee this year. Both candidates are Christian ethicists/theologians. While colleagues tell me that at least one of them is a … Continue reading

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