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Terrorism in Paris: Religious Violence and the Role of the Scholar of Religion

By Philip L. Tite This past weekend was marked by a horrific act of violence in Paris, leaving at least 129 people dead, hundreds more injured, and millions in shock and grief. Bombs and shootings throughout various parts of the … Continue reading

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Violence, Religion, and the Death of René Girard

By Philip L. Tite On November 4, 2015 the renowned literary theorist, René Girard (Stanford University) passed away at the age of 91. In an online announcement on the Stanford News, Cynthia Haven offers a comprehensive and glowing overview of … Continue reading

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Making Sense—and Nonsense—of ‘Religious Terrorism’

by Simon Frankel Pratt One does not have to engage all that deeply with popular and academic conversations on terrorism before religion shows up. These days, and especially in the media, such conversations mainly consider one religion in particular, but … Continue reading

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Better get to know the AAR’s Comparative Approaches to Religion and Violence group

Editor’s note: “Better get to know” a program unit, working group, or organization is a new feature with the Bulletin that aims to engage with various religious studies groups in the critical-historical and analytic theoretical traditions. Ipsita Chatterjea: Thank you for … Continue reading

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Field Note: AAR: Comparative Approaches to Religion and Violence CFP and the Journal of Religion and Violence

Call for Papers 2015 PDF  We are proud to announce that the Comparative Approaches to Religion and Violence has joined with the Journal of Religion and Violence. Future submissions to the AAR program unit will be considered for publication in … Continue reading

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AAR — Comparative Approaches to Religion and Violence Group, Baltimore, 2013

  2013 Panels: November 23-26 Baltimore, MD  The mission of the AAR Comparative Approaches to Religion and Violence Group (CARV) is to foster interdisciplinary analyses and methodologies for the expanding field of religion and violence. In our inaugural year at … Continue reading

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Field Notes: New AAR Program Unit Proposal – Comparative Approaches to Religion and Violence.

To foster interdisciplinary approaches to and comparative religion analyses in the study of religion and violence we are seeking AAR member signatures to support the creation of a new Program Unit:  “Comparative Approaches to Religion and Violence.” At the 2012 … Continue reading

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