Tag Archives: Michel Foucault

A Shared, Yet Strangely Comforting Delusion: Cognizing Minds, Theorizing Exegesis, and Scholarship as Readerly Constructed Intentionality

By Philip L. Tite I have recently been working through Hugo Lundhaug’s wonderful book, Images of Rebirth: Cognitive Poetics and Transformational Soteriology in the Gospel of Philip and the Exegesis on the Soul (NHMS, 73; Leiden: Brill, 2010). In this … 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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Call For Papers Religion Interruptus: The Affects of Sex, Politics, and Bodies Graduate Student Conference, Syracuse University

Call For Papers Religion Interruptus: The Affects of Sex, Politics, and Bodies Graduate Student Conference, Syracuse University February 27-March 1.  Call for Papers Deadline: Jan 10th, 2015 The Religion Graduate Organization invites you to submit paper and panel proposals to the … Continue reading

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SORAAAD BookNotes with the Bulletin: Winnifred Fallers Sullivan, A Ministry of Presence: Chaplaincy, Spiritual Care, and the Law

Kolby Knight Perhaps no one has fleshed out the complex interaction between religion and law better, and is more qualified to do so, than Winnifred Sullivan. As former vice president of the North American Association for the Study of Religion … Continue reading

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Critical Theory and Discourses on Religion Group Program: AAR Annual Conference, San Diego, 2014

AAR Critical Theory and Discourses on Religion Group November 21-25, 2014, San Diego, CA – AAR The CTDR Group offers an interdisciplinary and international forum for analytical scholars of religion to engage the intersection of critical theory and methodology with … Continue reading

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Two Exorcisms: The Narrative Functions of Consecrated Space

by Joseph Laycock Last week, two reports of exorcism made the news. In Oklahoma City, Archbishop Paul S. Coakley exorcized the Civic Center Music Hall to reverse the effects of a recent black mass. Meanwhile in Liberia, self-styled bishop Edward … Continue reading

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Life After Religious Studies: An Interview with Shelly Nixon

  Editor’s Note: This is the second in a series of interviews with former scholars of religion who have, for one or another reason, decided to leave the world of academia. In this series we hope to open up a … Continue reading

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