Tag Archives: Ann Taves

Invitation to VISOR Survey

Greetings, esteemed Bulletin readers and contributors! We have recently been asked to share some information about the VISOR survey and saw fit to do so. The aim of the survey is to get a good picture of the field; the results, … Continue reading

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Theory & Religion Series: Ann Taves’ Religious Experience Reconsidered in the study of atheism

by Thomas J. Coleman III * This post is part of the Theory & Religion Series, where contributors are asked to discuss a current project they are working on, or a book or essay by a particular theorist that they have found … Continue reading

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Religion as a cognitively natural universal: “religion” and “science” aren’t that interesting

by Thomas J. Coleman III Millions of people in the world today, just as they have in the past, typically believe in something that is, or can be, considered supernatural. From an emic perspective, gods, ghosts, devils, demons and alluring … Continue reading

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Sociology of Religion Group: AAR Annual Conference, Nov. 21-25, San Diego

Sociology of Religion Group – AAR November 21-25, 2014 Sessions, San Diego, CA Statement of Purpose: The Sociology of Religion Group provides a forum for the discussion of empirical and theoretical research on religion and society. “Sociology” is broadly conceived; … 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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North American Association for the Study of Religion: 2014 Annual Meeting, San Diego

Friday, November 21—Monday, November 24 Friday Exectuive Council Meeting 8:30 AM-9:20 AM—Hilton Bayfront-Aqua Boardroom Author Meets Readers: Elizabeth Pritchard’s Religion in Public: Locke’s Political Theology 9:30 AM-12:00 PM—Hilton Bayfront-303 This panel brings together scholars from different fields to discuss Elizabeth Pritchard’s … Continue reading

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A Duck, A Giraffe, and A Package Called “Religion”

by Philip L. Tite A data-driven giraffe walks into a store run by a theory-driven duck. The giraffe turns to the duck and orders an object for purchase as a present for her research assistant. “We only deal in discourses … Continue reading

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