Tag Archives: North American Association for the Study of Religion

Calling All Concepts! New NAASR Book Series

By K. Merinda Simmons (University of Alabama) There’s a new book series you should know about. I’m very happy to serve as editor of the Concepts in the Study of Religion: Critical Primers—an Equinox Publishing series, published in association with … Continue reading

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NAASR Membership, the Bulletin, and Access to Religious Studies Resources

‘Tis the season when academics renew their memberships or take out new membership in the various academic associations that we join to not only further our research and network with colleagues, but also to declare our professional identities (yes, which … Continue reading

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Highlighting NAASR Research! A Call for Submissions

As a publication affiliated with the North American Association for the Study of Religion (NAASR), and published by Equinox, the Bulletin for the Study of Religion wants to highlight recent and forthcoming publications by NAASR members, especially books and articles … Continue reading

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Trump and the Tyranny of Authenticity

by Matt Sheedy In the preface to his book Islam and the Tyranny of Authenticity (2016), Aaron Hughes writes: Rather than judge the Islamic bone fides of such groups as Boko Haram and ISIS, why not attempt to explain and understand such groups … Continue reading

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Update on Responses to the AAR Annual Conference Theme for 2016

by Philip L. Tite. The American Academy of Religion is the largest professional society for scholars studying religion. The annual meeting (held jointly with the Society of Biblical Literature), held in different cities each year in North America, draws around 8,000 academics … Continue reading

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If I Only Knew Then … Tenured Scholars on Professionalization: Greg B. Johnson

On the heels of a successful series based on Russell McCutcheon’s Theses on Professionalization, where 21 early career scholars weighed-in on a separate thesis, we at the Bulletin would like to continue with the theme of professionalization as it relates to mid-to-late career scholars, asking … Continue reading

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Who Gets to Play in the Sandbox? Debating Identities, Methodologies, and Theoretical Frameworks

The following is the editorial introduction to the December 2015 issue of the Bulletin for the Study of Religion (the full table of contents having already been posted). We offer this editorial here on the blog in order to give … Continue reading

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