Tag Archives: Max Weber

Create Your Own Religion (Out of Someone Else’s): A Class Exercise

by Jospeh Laycock This semester I had the pleasure of conducting a grand experiment with my students that I have wanted to do for several years. My class ran a simulation in which we created eleven imaginary religious traditions and … Continue reading

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Teaching Theory in the Introductory Classroom, Part 4

This is part of an ongoing series of posts in a collaborative effort between the Practicum: Critical Theory, Religion, and Pedagogy and the Bulletin for the Study of Religion blogs. On November 23, 2014, approximately 20 scholars of religion, from grad students to more … Continue reading

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The Study of Religion as an Analytical Discipline Workshop: November 21, 2014, San Diego, CA

Comparison and the Analytical Study of Religion One aspect of Weber’s comparative project that I have found puzzling, however, is the absence of any theorization on his part of the comparative method itself, its historical ontology, its logic, even its … Continue reading

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A Quasi-Caricatured Taxonomy of Religious Studies Instructors

by Travis Cooper * This post originally appeared on the author’s blog. As an advanced graduate student in religious studies, among other departments, I’ve been advised by or have sat under for classes a number of different types of instructors … Continue reading

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Critical Research on Religion: An Interview with Warren S. Goldstein, Part 2

Warren S. Goldstein, Executive Director of the Center for Critical Research on Religion (http://www.criticaltheoryofreligion.org), is a Visiting Fellow of the Committee on the Study of Religion at Harvard University and a Religion Fellow at Boston University’s School of Theology. His Ph.D. is … Continue reading

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Some Thoughts on Navigating the “Normative/Descriptive” Divide: Reflections on Islamic Studies

by Vernon Schubel 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. The Bulletin will be hosting a series of scholars in Islamic … Continue reading

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