Tag Archives: Mircea Eliade

Theory & Religion Series: Ann Taves’ Religious Experience Reconsidered in the study of atheism

by Thomas J. Coleman III * This post is part of the Theory & Religion Series, where contributors are asked to discuss a current project they are working on, or a book or essay by a particular theorist that they have found … Continue reading

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Feeling Rules and the Construction of Sacred Space

by Adam Miller I don’t often think in terms of affect, but I’ve talked enough with Danae Faulk to be mildly familiar with the perspective/vocabulary. (Donovan Schaefer has also given me much to think with in this regard, though I wrote what … 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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Theses on Professionalization: Vincent Burgess

In this series with the Bulletin, we have asked 21 early career scholars to weigh in on Russell McCutcheon’s Theses on Professionalization, first published in 2007. In his 21 theses, McCutcheon offers advice to young scholars entering (or soon to enter) the job … Continue reading

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North American Association for the Study of Religion (NAASR): An Interview with Russell McCutcheon

1. For readers unfamiliar with NAASR, could you briefly outline its history and its general aims? Russell McCutcheon: The North American Association for the Study of Religion—of which the Bulletin and thus this blog are representative publications, along with Brill’s quarterly … Continue reading

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Death by Area Studies

by Aaron W. Hughes and Randi R. Warne A worrying trend is gaining momentum in the academic study of religion.  There appears to us to be an increasing tendency toward filling professorial vacancies with individuals with PhDs in area studies … Continue reading

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Religion Clichés: #1 and #2

by Tenzan Eaghll In 1972 Ninian Smart published an article titled, “Comparative religion clichés: Crushing the clichés about comparative religion and then accentuating the positive value of the New Religious Education.” Smart’s goal was to debunk popular clichés in order … Continue reading

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