Category Archives: Scholarship on the Road

Who’s the ‘We’ in ‘Our Whole Society’?

Justin K.H. Tse The conference, Our Whole Society: Bridging the Religious-Secular Divide, took place on March 22-24 at the University of British Columbia’s campus at Robson Square in the downtown of Vancouver, British Columbia. The conference organizers pulled together a … Continue reading

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Critics or Caretakers? It’s All in the Mapping

By Philip L. Tite I recently watched a podcast produced by the Religious Studies Project on the topic of whether a scholar should be a critic or a caretaker of religious traditions. The roundtable was comprised of several notable UK … Continue reading

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A Geo-Theology of Catholic Parish Maps

by Eoin O’Mahony Introduction While people in Catholic parishes in Ireland appear keenly aware of parish boundaries, these understandings are more often oral than cartographic. And while there is no digital map of all Catholic parishes in Ireland, the institutional … Continue reading

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A Report from the 2014 NEH Summer Institute “Problems in the Study of Religion,” July 7th – July 25th, 2014

by Natasha Mikles This summer I had the pleasure of working with Professors Kurtis Schaeffer and Charles Mathewes to run the National Endowment for the Humanities-funded Summer Institute “Problems in the Study of Religion.” Each year, the National Endowment for … Continue reading

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Non-theism and the “Nones”: Four Scholars Weigh-In, Part 1

This is a two-part special with the Bulletin featuring religion scholars Joseph Blankholm, Donovan Schaefer, Monica Miller and Steven Ramey on the topic of the “Nones.” In part 1, Blankholm and Schaefer respond to a 2013 American Academy of Religion … Continue reading

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On “Religious Symbols” and the Politics of Perception

by Matt Sheedy On September 10, 2013, the government of Québec made international headlines with a controversial proposal, Bill 60, more commonly referred to as the “Charter of Values.” The Bill would see restrictions on the wearing of “religious symbols,” … Continue reading

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“Religion” and the “Secular” at the 2013 AAR Conference

by Matt Sheedy In a recent Huffington Post article entitled, “How to Find the Secular at the American Academy of Religion,” Brandon G. Withrow points to an increase in the number of panels that were focused on questions of the … Continue reading

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