Category Archives: Politics and Religion

Unpacking the Baggage of “Indigenous Religion(s)”

by Stacie Swain A couple of weeks ago, the Religious Studies Project (RSP) released a podcast entitled “What Do We Mean by Indigenous Religion(s)?”[1] Considering critiques of the World Religions Paradigm that the category in question relates to, I’m interested in … Continue reading

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European Association for the Study of Religions (EASR) Conference in Leuven, 2017

by Teemu Taira and Suzanne Owen The annual conference of the European Association for the Study of Religions (EASR) took place in Leuven, Belgium, in September 2017. It was organized by BABEL, the Belgian Association for the Study of Religions. … Continue reading

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Looking Over and Overlooking

by Russell McCutcheon This post originally appeared on the Studying Religion in Culture blog of the University of Alabama. Malory Nye’s tweet, the other day, got me thinking… So I replied: For a while, now, I’ve had this feeling: as … Continue reading

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Religious Symbols with a Hipster-Sikh Twist

by Matt Sheedy For those paying attention to Canadian politics these days (beyond the occasional swoon-fest over Justin Trudeau, Canada’s “super hot Prime Minister”) one of the more popular figures to have emerged in recent months is Jagmeet Singh, a … Continue reading

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Theses on Professionalization: Jeffrey Wheatley

by Jeffrey Wheatley In this series with the Bulletin, we have asked 21 early career scholars to weigh in on Russell McCutcheon’s Theses on Professionalization, first published in 2007. In his 21 theses, McCutcheon offers advice to young scholars entering (or soon to … Continue reading

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NAASR Announcement: Editorial Appointment for NAASR Working Papers Book Series

An Announcement from NAASR: Brad Stoddard has been appointed by the NAASR Executive Council as the founding editor for the newly formed NAASR Working Papers book series (with Equinox Publishers). The series description reads as follows: NAASR Working Papers provides … Continue reading

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The Social Functions of Obligatory Denunciations

by Craig Martin This post originally appeared on the author’s blog. In preparation for a new course I’m teaching this fall, I’ve been reading a great deal on Islam. I’ve surveyed both scholarly and popular narratives on Islam, particularly as … Continue reading

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