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Better get to know the AAR’s Comparative Approaches to Religion and Violence group

Editor’s note: “Better get to know” a program unit, working group, or organization is a new feature with the Bulletin that aims to engage with various religious studies groups in the critical-historical and analytic theoretical traditions. Ipsita Chatterjea: Thank you for … Continue reading

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SBL – Metacriticism of Biblical Scholarship: November 21-25, 2014, San Diego, CA

SBL – Metacriticism of Biblical Scholarship November 21-25, 2014, San Diego, CA Metacriticism of Biblical Scholarship critically evaluates suppositions in and underlying biblical scholarship, including how an explicitly non-religious approach differs from what is even now represented as historical-critical scholarship, … Continue reading

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Imagining the Past as Present: The Islamic State and the Rhetoric of Authenticity

by Tara Baldrick-Morrone A few months ago, when I was preparing to write a blog detailing how early Christian groups used monuments to their martyrs as a way to imagine themselves as part of a Roman narrative, a New York … Continue reading

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Critical Theory and Discourses on Religion Group Program: AAR Annual Conference, San Diego, 2014

AAR Critical Theory and Discourses on Religion Group November 21-25, 2014, San Diego, CA – AAR The CTDR Group offers an interdisciplinary and international forum for analytical scholars of religion to engage the intersection of critical theory and methodology with … Continue reading

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NAASR Workshop Announcement: Introducing Theory in the Classroom, San Diego, Nov. 23, 2014

Workshop: Introducing Theory in the Classroom Sunday, November 23, 2:45 PM-5:05 PM—Marriott Marquis-Solana. This NAASR workshop is in conjunction with the AAR/SBL annual meeting. This workshop—limited to approximately 15 participants—will focus on practical steps for introducing theory in the classroom. … Continue reading

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Taking Care of Jesus and Muhammad: Reflections on Islamic Studies

by James Crossley Editor’s note: This post is part of a broader conversation on scholarship in Islamic Studies that was sparked by two recent articles, one by Omid Safi and one by Aaron Hughes. Other articles in this series can be found here and here. … Continue reading

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Some Thoughts on Navigating the “Normative/Descriptive” Divide: Reflections on Islamic Studies

by Vernon Schubel Editor’s note: This post is part of a broader conversation on scholarship in Islamic Studies that was sparked by two recent articles, one by Omid Safi and one by Aaron Hughes. The Bulletin will be hosting a series of scholars in Islamic … Continue reading

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