Tag Archives: Philosophy

Comparative Approaches to Religion and Violence Group, Call for Papers: AAR/SBL Meeting, San Diego, Nov. 22-25, 2014

Comparative Approaches to Religion and Violence Group The AAR and SBL Meeting San Diego California, November 22-25   Deadline:  Monday, March 3, 2014, 5:00 PM EST, through: http://papers.aarweb.org/ Statement of Purpose: Since the end of the Cold War, acts of religiously motivated … Continue reading

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Religion, Affect, and Emotion Group Call for Papers: AAR Annual Meeting, San Diego, Nov. 22-25, 2014

Religion, Affect, and Emotion Group The AAR and SBL Meeting San Diego California, November 22-25 Deadline: Monday, March 3, 2014, 5:00 PM EST, through http://papers.aarweb.org/ Statement of Purpose: This Group provides space for  theoretically-informed discussion of the relationship between religion, affect, and … Continue reading

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Jürgen Habermas and the Study of Religion – Part 1

by Matt Sheedy In his 2001 essay “Faith and Knowledge,” Habermas quotes the late Max Horkheimer (1895-1973), who wrote, “Knowing there is no God, it nevertheless believes in him.” The “it” in this sentence is in reference to Critical Theory, … Continue reading

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Overcoming Cognitive Dissonance in the Classroom

Throughout my undergraduate and masters degrees, and through six years of full-time adjunct teaching in Religious Studies and Philosophy, I had the very good fortune to study with, and serve under, one of the top teachers in the field, Tim … Continue reading

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SORAAAD BookNotes with the Bulletin: Jonathan Haidt’s The Righteous Mind

By Matt Sheedy Jonathan Haidt’s, The Righteous Mind: Why Good People are Divided by Politics and Religion, (2012) offers is a wide-ranging study that blends elements of philosophy and politics, with arguments from his own field of moral, cultural, and … Continue reading

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