Category Archives: Guest Contributor

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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If I Only Knew Then … Tenured Scholars on Professionalization: Nicola Denzey Lewis

by Nicola Denzey Lewis, Brown University On the heels of a successful series based on Russell McCutcheon’s Theses on Professionalization, where 21 early career scholars weighed-in on a separate thesis, we at the Bulletin would like to continue with the theme of professionalization as it … Continue reading

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Zombie Attack: Karen Armstrong does Calvin

by Richard K. Payne Note: This post originally appeared on the author’s blog. In the world according to Paul Krugman there are some ideas that just won’t die no matter how often refuted: hence zombies. Perennialism, the claim that all … Continue reading

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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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A Response to “Evidentiary Boundaries and Improper Interventions: Evidence, Implications, and Illegitimacy in American Religious Studies”

by Emily Clark “Truth is we follow GOD! We’ve always been behind Him! The Carnival is GOD And may all Juggalos find Him!” – Insane Clown Posse, “Thy Unveiling,” 2002 “March, fight the political and religious despotism; it is the … Continue reading

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Semper Ubi Sub Ubi

* This post originally appeared as part of the Religion in Culture Lectures in association with the University of Alabama. by Russell McCutcheon One of the curious items from [last week’s] announcement from the Vatican that Pope Benedict XVI will be stepping … Continue reading

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Studying Faith: Why People Take the Academic Dive

By Brooke Folliot (Guest Contributor) College-level theology and religion courses, whether offered as part of a degree program or on a per-course basis, have long been popular with those seeking to understand a particular faith. Increasingly, however, people who already … Continue reading

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