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Life After Religious Studies: An Interview with Sam Snyder

Editor’s Note: This is the third instalment in a series of interviews with former scholars of religion who have, for one or another reason, decided to leave the world of academia. In this series we hope to open up a … Continue reading

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Life After Religious Studies: An Interview with Shelly Nixon

  Editor’s Note: This is the second in a series of interviews with former scholars of religion who have, for one or another reason, decided to leave the world of academia. In this series we hope to open up a … Continue reading

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Life After Religious Studies: An Interview with Nicholas Dion

Editor’s Note: This is the first in a series of interviews with former scholars of religion who have, for one or another reason, decided to leave the world of academia. In this series we hope to open up a conversation … Continue reading

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Terrorism in Paris: Religious Violence and the Role of the Scholar of Religion

By Philip L. Tite This past weekend was marked by a horrific act of violence in Paris, leaving at least 129 people dead, hundreds more injured, and millions in shock and grief. Bombs and shootings throughout various parts of the … Continue reading

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From Cognitive Theory of Religion to Religious Cognition

By Kenneth MacKendrick The discourse on sui generis religion, as outlined by Russell McCutcheon is one that deemphasizes difference, history, and sociopolitical context in favor of abstract essences and homogeneity, characterized by the supposed uniqueness and autonomy of religion. While … Continue reading

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Call for Papers: “Visual Culture” and “Religious Studies”

This call originally appeared in Method and Theory in the Study of Religion 25 (2013) 132-135 The many areas and phenomena that are of interest to religious studies are undoubtedly those in which humanity’s visual inventiveness and creativity have been most at their … Continue reading

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Klansmen, Zombie Apocalypses, and End Times Narratives: Or, an Afternoon with Kelly J. Baker

Kelly Baker is a Lecturer of Religious Studies and American Studies at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. In the following interview, Baker discusses her recent book, Gospel According to the Klan (University Press of Kansas, 2011), which, as her UT … Continue reading

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