Tag Archives: Jacques Derrida

So You’re Not a Priest? Scholars Explain What They Do To Outsiders: Merinda Simmons

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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So You’re Not a Priest? Scholars Explain What They Do To Outsiders: Merinda Simmons

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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The Social Functions of Obligatory Denunciations

by Craig Martin This post originally appeared on the author’s blog. In preparation for a new course I’m teaching this fall, I’ve been reading a great deal on Islam. I’ve surveyed both scholarly and popular narratives on Islam, particularly as … Continue reading

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Defining Theology (with reference to Jean-Luc Marion)

by Tenzan Eaghll When I went for my first academic interview in a religious studies department after completing my PhD, the first question I was asked by the hiring committee was “what is the difference between religious studies and theology.” … Continue reading

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Religious Affects: Animality, Evolution, and Power: An Interview with Donovan O. Schaefer, Part 1

The following is an interview with Donovan O. Schaefer based on his new book, Religious Affects: Animality, Evolution, and Power (2015), with Duke University Press. An excerpt from the book can be found here. Part two of this interview can … Continue reading

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A Case of Auto-immunity: A Response to Philip L. Tite

by Karen Zoppa Note: This post is in response to Philip L. Tite’s short essay, “Editor’s Corner:  Critics or Caretakers? It’s All in the Mapping” Bulletin for the Study of Religion 44.3 (September 2015): 38-39. Philip Tite reflects on an important … Continue reading

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A Brief note on the Importance of Unreadable Critical Theory in the Humanities

by Tenzan Eaghll Today I read my 500th article on why the humanities are failing. Since I began working in religious studies these articles have been published with abandon, all of them claiming that the humanities are devalued, underfunded, and … Continue reading

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