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NAASR Statement In Support of BASR and the Study of Religion at Stirling

In support of the Religion Department at the University of Stirling, which is being threatened with closure, the North American Association for the Study of Religion issued the following letter on the NAASR website. In order to “get the word … Continue reading

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Now Published – Bulletin for the Study of Religion 44.2 (June 2015)

The June issue of the Bulletin has been published and is available. Below is the table of contents of this issue, which includes a panel of papers on the construction of “East/West” in the study of religion. This debate began … Continue reading

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Critics or Caretakers? It’s All in the Mapping

By Philip L. Tite I recently watched a podcast produced by the Religious Studies Project on the topic of whether a scholar should be a critic or a caretaker of religious traditions. The roundtable was comprised of several notable UK … Continue reading

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Rethinking Contested Ground: The Study of Islam in/and the Study of Religion

The following is Matt Sheedy’s introductory essay for the panel of articles on the state and future of Islamic studies, which appears in the November 2014 issue of the Bulletin for the Study of Religion (the full table of contents … Continue reading

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Debating a Discipline, Contesting Identities, and the Future of Islamic Studies

The following is the editorial introduction to the November 2014 issue of the Bulletin for the Study of Religion (the full table of contents having already been posted). We offer this editorial here on the blog in order to give … Continue reading

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The Study of Religion as an Analytical Discipline Workshop: November 21, 2014, San Diego, CA

Comparison and the Analytical Study of Religion One aspect of Weber’s comparative project that I have found puzzling, however, is the absence of any theorization on his part of the comparative method itself, its historical ontology, its logic, even its … Continue reading

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Bringing Religion into View

The following is the editorial introduction to the April 2014 issue of the Bulletin for the Study of Religion (the full table of contents having already been posted). We offer this here on the blog in order to give readers … Continue reading

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