Category Archives: Academy

When We Forget Our Roots

by Aaron Hughes I have been asked to respond to Rachel Fulton Brown’s piece at the University of Chicago Divinity’s School Sightings. I’ll leave it to others to adjudicate her political leanings or apparent support for Milo Yiannopoulos’ cross-country speaking … Continue reading

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What’s in Your Religion Syllabus?: T. Nicole Goulet

In this series with the Bulletin, we ask scholars of religion to share with our readers what’s in their religion syllabus, from a new class or a class they’ve taught for years, reflecting on what has worked, what has been modified, … Continue reading

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Invitation to VISOR Survey

Greetings, esteemed Bulletin readers and contributors! We have recently been asked to share some information about the VISOR survey and saw fit to do so. The aim of the survey is to get a good picture of the field; the results, … Continue reading

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Calling All Concepts! New NAASR Book Series

By K. Merinda Simmons (University of Alabama) There’s a new book series you should know about. I’m very happy to serve as editor of the Concepts in the Study of Religion: Critical Primers—an Equinox Publishing series, published in association with … Continue reading

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Violence, Religion, and the Death of René Girard

By Philip L. Tite On November 4, 2015 the renowned literary theorist, René Girard (Stanford University) passed away at the age of 91. In an online announcement on the Stanford News, Cynthia Haven offers a comprehensive and glowing overview of … Continue reading

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NAASR Membership and the Bulletin for the Study of Religion: An Important Announcement and a Personal Reflection

  By Philip L. Tite As the editor of the Bulletin for the Study of Religion, I am delighted to share the recent announcement that Equinox Publishing (our publisher) and the North American Association for the Study of Religion (NAASR) … 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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