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Notes from FSU’s 16th Graduate Student Symposium

(photo: Thomas Whitley) by Tim Burnside and Haley Iliff With the timely theme of Religion & Conflict, and during one of Tallahassee’s scarce weekends of tolerable weather, the Florida State University’s Department of Religion hosted its 16th annual graduate symposium. … Continue reading

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So You’re Not a Priest? Scholars Explain What They Do to Outsiders: Sher Afgan Tareen

In this series with the Bulletin, we ask scholars to talk about how they describe what they do to outsiders by sharing a story or two, and reflect on how this has affected their identity as scholars of religion. For other … Continue reading

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For the Good or the Guild? Scholars Respond to Kate Daley-Bailey: Charles McCrary

In this series, a number of scholars respond to Kate Daley-Bailey’s provocative essay, “For  the Good or the ‘Guild’: An Open Letter to the American Academy of Religion,” which appears in the most recent issue of the Bulletin journal, Vol 44, … Continue reading

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Notes from Florida State University’s Graduate Symposium

by Jeffrey Wheatley Florida State University’s Department of Religion is celebrating its 50th anniversary this academic year and hosted an appropriately lively graduate student symposium—its 15th!—to go along with it. This year the conference theme was Religion // Culture, which … Continue reading

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Theses on Professionalization: Charles McCrary

In this series with the Bulletin, we have asked 21 early career scholars to weigh in on Russell McCutcheon’s Theses on Professionalization, first published in 2007. In his 21 theses, McCutcheon offers advice to young scholars entering (or soon to enter) the job … Continue reading

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Theses on Professionalization: Jennifer Collins-Elliott

Thesis #11. While higher education is organized so as to train ever increasing specialists–a process that begins with surveys and broad course work, examines candidates on their knowledge in general areas, and then culminates in writing a dissertation on a … 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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