Category Archives: Religion and Theory

So You’re Not a Priest? Scholars Explain What They Do to Outsiders: James Dennis LoRusso

In this series with the Bulletin, we ask scholars to talk about how they describe what they do to outsiders by sharing a story or two, and reflect on how this has affected their identity as scholars of religion. For other … Continue reading

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Again with the Elephants…

by Adam T. Miller A few years ago, I started teaching an introductory religious studies course online. While I have since had the opportunity to redevelop the course, initially it was just something I inherited—syllabus, textbook, assignments, all of it. … Continue reading

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God of the (Consciousness) Gap: Religious Experience between Waking and Sleeping

by Adam J. Powell This post first appeared on hearingthevoice.org. What if I told you that last night I was visited by an angel whilst lying in bed? What if I could provide specific details, like that there were diffuse light and … Continue reading

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When White Supremacists Come To Town

by Rebekka King This post originally appeared on the Wabash Center blog. Editor’s note: While this post initially appeared on October 26, just prior to a white supremacists rally in both Shelbyville and Murfreesboro, Tennessee, its on-going implications remain as relevant … Continue reading

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SORAAAD 2017: Appropriation and the Analytical Study of Religion

Schedule:  Appropriation and the Analytical Study of Religion SORAAAD 2017 11:00 am – 5:00 pm –  Full Program PDF I. Introduction Appropriation, Human Behaviors, and the Study of Religion & an Overview of Workshop Themes William Arnal, Sean McCloud, Jamel Velji, … Continue reading

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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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