Tag Archives: Edward Said

History, Story, and Multinarratives

by Kate Daley-Bailey In their latest book, Ancient and Modern Religion and Politics: Negotiating Transitive Spaces and Hybrid Identities, Carolyn M. Jones Medine and John Randolph LeBlanc explore Indian politician and psychologist Ashis Nandy’s rendering of storytelling as a modality which … Continue reading

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Religion Snapshots: Michael Walzer, Islam, and the Left

Religion Snapshots is a feature with the Bulletin for the Study of Religion blog, where a number of contributors are asked to briefly comment on popular news items or pressing theoretical issues in the field, especially topics relating to definitions, classification, and method … Continue reading

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The Problem of the Mystic East

The following post originally appeared in a slightly different form on the author’s personal blog, which can be found here. After having read Robert Orsi’s rather odd essay on “The Problem of the Holy” (in The Cambridge Companion to Religious Studies, ed. … Continue reading

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Taking Care of Jesus and Muhammad: Reflections on Islamic Studies

by James Crossley Editor’s note: This post is part of a broader conversation on scholarship in Islamic Studies that was sparked by two recent articles, one by Omid Safi and one by Aaron Hughes. Other articles in this series can be found here and here. … Continue reading

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Category Formations and “Eastern” Traditions: Summary

by Matt Sheedy The following is a summary of the third instalment of the Critical Questions Series dealing with category formation in “Eastern” traditions. Though the authors approach this question in a variety of ways, each is informed in their … Continue reading

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Critical Questions Series 3: Category Formation and “Eastern” Traditions

by Sarah F. Haynes This is the fourth instalment of the Critical Questions Series 3. The first post by Steven Ramey can be found here, the second by Nicole Goulet here, and the third by James Mark Shield here. Question: The varieties of Hinduism, … Continue reading

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Critical Questions Series 3: Category Formation and “Eastern” Traditions

By Nicole Goulet This is the second instalment of the Critical Questions Series 3. The first post by Steven Ramey can be found here. Question: The varieties of Hinduism, Sikhism, Buddhism, Taoism, Confucianism and Shinto, along with the “Indigenous traditions” of … Continue reading

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