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Residual Assumptions

  by Steven Ramey Note: This post originally appeared on the Culture on the Edge blog. In a recent email discussion among scholars about general issues of representations and Wendy Doniger’s controversial book (about which I have written on Culture … Continue reading

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The Problem of the Mystic East

The following post originally appeared in a slightly different form on the author’s personal blog, which can be found here. After having read Robert Orsi’s rather odd essay on “The Problem of the Holy” (in The Cambridge Companion to Religious Studies, ed. … Continue reading

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Ode to Islamic Studies: Its Allure, Its Danger, Its Power

by Edward E. Curtis IV Editor’s note: This post is part of the Reflections on Islamic Studies series. By any measure, Islamic studies is a vibrant field. In the last several decades, the number of tenure-track positions dedicated to the study … Continue reading

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Critical Questions Series 3: Category Formation and “Eastern” Traditions

by Sarah F. Haynes This is the fourth instalment of the Critical Questions Series 3. The first post by Steven Ramey can be found here, the second by Nicole Goulet here, and the third by James Mark Shield here. Question: The varieties of Hinduism, … Continue reading

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Critical Questions Series 3: Category Formation and “Eastern” Traditions

by James Mark Shields This is the third instalment of the Critical Questions Series 3. The first post by Steven Ramey can be found here and the second by Nicole Goulet here. Question: The varieties of Hinduism, Sikhism, Buddhism, Taoism, Confucianism and … Continue reading

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