Category Archives: Philip L. Tite

Challenges, Perspectives, and Directions in the Study of Religion: Reassessing Theoretical and Professional Assumptions

The following is the introduction to the March 2017 issue of the Bulletin for the Study of Religion (the full table of contents having already been posted). Although our publisher has kindly made this introduction freely available, we offer this editorial here on … 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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My Definition of “Theory” in the Academic Study of Religion

by Philip L. Tite Note: This post originally appeared not the author’s blog. Over the past few years, I have taught an undergraduate course on “Theories in the Study of Religion” at the University of Washington. Such a course is … Continue reading

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Update on Responses to the AAR Annual Conference Theme for 2016

by Philip L. Tite. The American Academy of Religion is the largest professional society for scholars studying religion. The annual meeting (held jointly with the Society of Biblical Literature), held in different cities each year in North America, draws around 8,000 academics … Continue reading

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On the Compositional History of Melania Trump’s Plagiarized Address

by Philip L. Tite This post initially appeared on the author’s blog. CNN: Comparing the Speeches This week the 2016 Republican National Convention (RNC) in Cleveland OH made headlines with a controversial, and somewhat amusing, speech by Melania Trump in … Continue reading

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Windows and Mirrors: Texts, Religions, and Stories of Origins

The following is the introduction to the June 2016 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 readers … Continue reading

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