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Windows and Mirrors: Texts, Religions, and Stories of Origins

The following is the introduction to the June 2016 issue of the Bulletin for the Study of Religion (the full table of contents having already been posted). We offer this editorial here on the blog in order to give readers … Continue reading

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Now Published – Bulletin for the Study of Religion 45.2 (June 2016)

The June issue of the Bulletin has now been published and is available both online and in print. Below is the table of contents of this issue, which includes a panel of papers engaging two seminal articles challenging the standard … Continue reading

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Ignorance strip’t bare: Rodney Stark and triumphalist historiography

by Richard K. Payne I remember being struck many years ago by the question underlying Joseph Needham’s massive project Science and Civilization in China: Why did China not follow the same line of progress in the development of science that … Continue reading

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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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