Category Archives: Book Reviews

Religious Diversity: Transitions, Intersections, Flashpoints, and Institutions

The following is the introduction to the March 2016 issue of the Bulletin for the Study of Religion (the full table of contents having already been posted), written by Lori Beaman (University of Ottawa), who is the director of the … Continue reading

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Now Published – Bulletin for the Study of Religion 45.1 (March 2016)

The March issue of the Bulletin has now been published and is available. Below is the table of contents of this issue, which includes a set of papers arising from the Religion and Diversity Project; a major, seven-year research endeavor … Continue reading

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Quick Review: Between History and Myth

This post originally appeared on the author’s blog. by Adam Miller I recently finished reading Bruce Lincoln’s newest English-language book, Between History and Myth: Stories of Harald Fairhair and the Founding of the State. It was neither an easy nor a … Continue reading

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Bruce Lincoln’s “How to Read a Religious Text”: An Experiment of Application

Editor’s Note: In the April issue of the Bulletin for the Study of Religion, Ipsita Chatterjea published her reflections as part of a round table discussion of Bruce Lincoln’s Gods and Demons, Priests and Scholars: Critical Explorations in the History of Religion (University of … Continue reading

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Book review: John Lardas Modern, Secularism in Antebellum America

By A.T. Coates Steam engines. Conversions. Inmates. Tracts. Networks. Vibrations. A white whale. John Lardas Modern’s exciting book on antebellum secularism winds through Moby-Dick, evangelical print culture, spiritualism, phrenology, anthropology, prison reform, and concludes with a brief discussion of “fucking … Continue reading

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SORAAAD BookNotes with the Bulletin: Elizabeth A. Castelli, Martyrdom and Memory

By Shaily Shashikant Patel Castelli, Elizabeth A. 2004. Martyrdom and Memory: Early Christian Culture Making. New York: Columbia University Press. Since its publication in 2004, Elizabeth A. Castelli’s Martyrdom and Memory: Early Christian Meaning Making has been recognized as one … Continue reading

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SORAAAD BookNotes with the Bulletin: Bruce Lincoln, Gods and Demons, Priests and Scholars

By Ipsita Chatterjea A collection of previously published works and new papers, Gods and Demons, Priests and Scholars: Critical Explorations in the History of Religions (University of Chicago Press, 2012) is Bruce Lincoln’s response to the incomplete transition away from essentialism and … Continue reading

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