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What’s in Your Religion Syllabus?

by Matt Sheedy This semester I’m taking my first stab at teaching a class dealing with issues in science and religion. Although this is familiar terrain, I’m yet to go through the process of trial and error that teaching any … Continue reading

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Privilege, Religion, and Identity Markers

by Philip L. Tite This post originally appeared on the author’s blog. Last semester I taught two sections of a course on the topic of religion and violence. A key theme in the course is that violence is not simply … Continue reading

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A Merry Muslim Christmas!

by Philip L. Tite This post originally appeared on the author’s blog on Christmas Day. So as it is Christmas Day — and for the first time in three years I’m actually celebrating Christmas (long story) — I wanted to … Continue reading

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Revolutionary Love: Scholars Respond to the AAR’s 2016 Conference Theme: David Gushee

Editor’s note: Back in February of this year a number of scholars weighed in on the American Academy of Religion’s chosen theme of Revolutionary Love for the 2016 annual conference (held this past November), with posts from Aaron Hughes, Naomi … Continue reading

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Teaching Theory in the Introductory Classroom

This is part of an ongoing series of posts in a collaborative effort between the Practicum: Critical Theory, Religion, and Pedagogy and the Bulletin for the Study of Religion blogs. On November 23, 2014, approximately 20 scholars of religion, from grad students to more … Continue reading

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Enabling Constraints: A Symposium on the Demands of Frameworks and Data in the Study of Religion

April 27-28, 2017 With Keynote Addresses from: Dr. Winnifred Sullivan, Indiana University Bloomington Dr. John W. Marshall, University of Toronto The study of religion operates in a tension between the demands of its frameworks and the demands of its data. … Continue reading

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CFP: Bulletin for the Study of Religion

As one of NAASR’s journals, the editors of the Bulletin for the Study of Religion wish to extend a warm invitation to NAASR members to contribute articles, review essays, interviews, response articles, and announcements. The Bulletin is the premiere non-refereed journal in the academic … Continue reading

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