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Revolutionary Love, and the Colonization of a Critical Voice: An Outsider’s Reflections

by Laura Levitt I attended a recent plenary session at the American Academy of Religion (AAR) national meeting in San Antonio where I heard Michelle Alexander, the 2016 recipient of the Heinz Award for Public Policy, civil rights attorney and … Continue reading

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Trump and the Tyranny of Authenticity

by Matt Sheedy In the preface to his book Islam and the Tyranny of Authenticity (2016), Aaron Hughes writes: Rather than judge the Islamic bone fides of such groups as Boko Haram and ISIS, why not attempt to explain and understand such groups … Continue reading

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Religion, Sociology, and Identity: The Contemporary Relevance of Hans Mol

by Adam J. Powell  Over the past five years, a number of academic organisations have expressed growing concern for the state of sociology of religion in the 21st century. Whether from the American Academy of Religion, the British Sociological Association, or … Continue reading

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Update on Responses to the AAR Annual Conference Theme for 2016

by Philip L. Tite. The American Academy of Religion is the largest professional society for scholars studying religion. The annual meeting (held jointly with the Society of Biblical Literature), held in different cities each year in North America, draws around 8,000 academics … Continue reading

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So You’re Not a Priest? Scholar Explain What They Do to Outsiders: Natasha L. Mikles

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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For the Good or the Guild? Scholars Respond to Kate Daley-Bailey: Kerry Danner

In this series, a number of scholars respond to Kate Daley-Bailey’s provocative essay, “For  the Good or the ‘Guild’: An Open Letter to the American Academy of Religion,” which appears in the most recent issue of the Bulletin journal, Vol 44, No. … Continue reading

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For the Good or the Guild? Scholars Respond to Kate Daley-Bailey: Jack Fitzmier

In this series, a number of scholars respond to Kate Daley-Bailey’s provocative essay, “For  the Good or the ‘Guild’: An Open Letter to the American Academy of Religion,” which appears in the most recent issue of the Bulletin journal, Vol 44, No. … Continue reading

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