Category Archives: Theory and Method

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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Call for Papers: Ethics in Comedy

Edited by Steven A. Benko What makes a joke right or wrong? When is it good or bad to laugh? The rights and wrongs of a joke can be expressed in political terms: a joke is politically incorrect or it … Continue reading

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”Most Likely You Go Your Way and I’ll Go Mine”: Reflections on the European Academy of Religion

by Teemu Taira Have you seen the recent conference announcement by the European Academy of Religion (EuARe)? If you haven’t, I would strongly suggest that you have a look at the list of announced keynotes for the conference that takes … 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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