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Theorizing Religion in the Age of Trump: Donovan Schaefer

The election of Donald Trump has given rise to new kind of politics that has already increased tensions between competing groups, including religious groups over issues such as public education, science funding, and a proposed travel ban impacting several Muslim … Continue reading

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Theorizing Religion in the Age of Trump Series: Matthew Baldwin

The election of Donald Trump has given rise to new kind of politics that has already increased tensions between competing groups, including religious groups over issues such as public education, science funding, and a travel ban impacting several Muslim majority … Continue reading

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Privilege, Religion, and Identity Markers

by Philip L. Tite This post originally appeared on the author’s blog. Last semester I taught two sections of a course on the topic of religion and violence. A key theme in the course is that violence is not simply … Continue reading

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Revolutionary Love: Scholars Respond to the AAR’s 2016 Conference Theme: David Gushee

Editor’s note: Back in February of this year a number of scholars weighed in on the American Academy of Religion’s chosen theme of Revolutionary Love for the 2016 annual conference (held this past November), with posts from Aaron Hughes, Naomi … Continue reading

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“All of the evil that he represents for me…”

by Russell McCutcheon This post originally appeared on the Studying Religion in Culture blog. Seeing cheering crowds in Miami celebrating Fidel Castro’s death, made me think a little about our disdain when there were rumors of people cheering after the twin … Continue reading

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Why I was scared to attend the AAR Conference this year

by Hussein Rashid Like many scholars of religion, I normally make my plans to attend the annual national meeting of the American Academy of Religion (AAR). This year, I decided I would not attend. Some of my friends and colleagues … 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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