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Canon and the Analytical Study of Religion, SORAAAD 2015

Canon and the Analytical Study of Religion, SORAAAD 2015 Friday, November 20, 12:45-5:15 p.m. Atlanta, GA “…in any given society, the social practices of reading and writing are systematically regulated. The social effects of this regulation are produced, therefore, by … Continue reading

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Notes on the film ‘Teenage’

by Adam T. Miller * This post originally appeared on the author’s blog. In “Redescribing ‘Religion and …’ Film: Teaching the Insider/Outsider Problem,” Russell McCutcheon writes: “What makes a particular film a candidate for [religious studies] courses … is usually … Continue reading

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Imagining the Past as Present: The Islamic State and the Rhetoric of Authenticity

by Tara Baldrick-Morrone A few months ago, when I was preparing to write a blog detailing how early Christian groups used monuments to their martyrs as a way to imagine themselves as part of a Roman narrative, a New York … Continue reading

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Reinventing Religious Studies: An Interview with Scott S. Elliott, Part 1

The following is part one of an interview with Scott S. Elliott, who is assistant professor in the Philosophy and Religion department at Adrian College, with a specialty in Biblical Studies. His books include, Reconfiguring Mark’s Jesus: Narrative Criticism After … Continue reading

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A Brief Letter to Richard Dawkins Regarding “Religion”

by Tenzan Eaghll Dear Richard Dawkins, Would you please, for the love of all things intellectual and academic, read a book on the study of religion, preferably one by Jonathan Z. Smith, and a book from the continental philosophical tradition, … Continue reading

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Call for Papers: NAASR Annual Meeting

NAASR Annual Meeting November 2013, Baltimore Call for Papers  The 2013 NAASR annual meeting, held jointly with the annual meetings of both the American Academy of Religion (AAR) and the Society for Biblical Literature (SBL), will take place in Baltimore … Continue reading

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Compare, Comparing, Comparison

By Matt Sheedy For the past few years I have taught a class called ethics in world religions, which I inherited—textbook and all—from a course designed for on-line consumption. While I had initial reservations about teaching from a standard phenomenological … Continue reading

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