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World Religions, American Religions, the Object of Study, and an Ode to Bruce Lincoln

by Charles McCrary This post originally appeared, in a slightly different version, at the group blog Religion in American History. This year I’ve been teaching “world religions” for the first time. I knew I would be required to do it … Continue reading

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Theory & Religion Series: The intimacies of “religion”

by Alexander Rocklin * 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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How to Organize the World Religions Survey (?)

by Charles McCrary Earlier this year, during the spring semester, I wrote a post about my teaching world religions and the possibility of using a tentative definition of “religion.” In the post I briefly considered how the course might look … Continue reading

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Call for Papers: Cultural History of the Study of Religion Group, The AAR and SBL Meeting Atlanta, Georgia November 21-24

Cultural History of the Study of Religion Group CFP Deadline: Monday, March 2 2015, 5:00 PM EST, through: “http://papers.aarweb.org/ Statement of Purpose: This group is devoted to historical inquiry into the social and cultural contexts of the study of religion and … Continue reading

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Critical Theory and Discourses on Religion Group: Call for Papers

Critical Theory and Discourses on Religion Group The AAR and SBL Meeting Atlanta, Georgia November 21-24 Deadline: Monday, March 2, 2015, 5:00 PM EST, through http://papers.aarweb.org/ The CTDR group offers an interdisciplinary and international forum for analytical scholars of religion to … Continue reading

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“I have tried to recover a sense of humanity…”

* Note: this piece was originally posted in Religion in American History. by Kelly J. Baker Last week, I wrote a post for The Christian Century‘s Then and Now, curated by Edward J. Blum, on the label “evil” religion. As some might suspect, this … Continue reading

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