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Genealogies of Religion, Twenty Years On: An Interview with Talal Asad

The following is part of an interview conducted by Craig Martin with Talal Asad, which appears in the February issue of the Bulletin for the Study of Religion, Vol. 43, No. 1 (2014). To read the full interview, please follow … Continue reading

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Terrorism in Paris: Religious Violence and the Role of the Scholar of Religion

By Philip L. Tite This past weekend was marked by a horrific act of violence in Paris, leaving at least 129 people dead, hundreds more injured, and millions in shock and grief. Bombs and shootings throughout various parts of the … Continue reading

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Violence, Religion, and the Death of René Girard

By Philip L. Tite On November 4, 2015 the renowned literary theorist, René Girard (Stanford University) passed away at the age of 91. In an online announcement on the Stanford News, Cynthia Haven offers a comprehensive and glowing overview of … Continue reading

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Disruptive Narratives and the “Funny” in Religion

By Philip L. Tite In the most recent issue of the Bulletin for the Study of Religion, Catherine Caufield (Athabasca University) offers a fascinating analysis of several modern fictional accounts of the life of Jesus. She looks at Nikos Kanzantzakis’ … Continue reading

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Field Notes: Announcing a New Academic Society for the Study of Christian Apocrypha!

Students and scholars of the Christian Apocrypha are encouraged to become members of a new scholarly association: the North American Society for the Study of Christian Apocryphal Literature (NASSCAL). The association made its formal debut in an announcement at the … Continue reading

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A Shared, Yet Strangely Comforting Delusion: Cognizing Minds, Theorizing Exegesis, and Scholarship as Readerly Constructed Intentionality

By Philip L. Tite I have recently been working through Hugo Lundhaug’s wonderful book, Images of Rebirth: Cognitive Poetics and Transformational Soteriology in the Gospel of Philip and the Exegesis on the Soul (NHMS, 73; Leiden: Brill, 2010). In this … Continue reading

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Texts and Their Scholars: The Co-Production of Texts, Audiences, and Communities

The following is the editorial introduction to the September 2015 issue of the Bulletin for the Study of Religion (the full table of contents having already been posted), written by our managing editor Arlene Macdonald (University of Texas Medical Branch). … Continue reading

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