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Scripting Acts of Violence: Intersectionality and the Orlando Shooting

  By Philip L. Tite At 2 a.m. this past Sunday morning in the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Florida gunshots were heard by patrons. The nightmare that they experienced did not end until 5 a.m. when police killed Omar Mateen, … Continue reading

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Terrorism in Paris: Religious Violence and the Role of the Scholar of Religion

By Philip L. Tite This past weekend was marked by a horrific act of violence in Paris, leaving at least 129 people dead, hundreds more injured, and millions in shock and grief. Bombs and shootings throughout various parts of the … Continue reading

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Religious Proximity and Cultural Distance: An Introduction on the East/West Dichotomy

The following is the editorial introduction to the June 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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Better get to know the AAR’s Comparative Approaches to Religion and Violence group

Editor’s note: “Better get to know” a program unit, working group, or organization is a new feature with the Bulletin that aims to engage with various religious studies groups in the critical-historical and analytic theoretical traditions. Ipsita Chatterjea: Thank you for … Continue reading

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Association for the Sociology of Religion Call For Papers: San Francisco, Aug 13-15, 2014

CALL FOR PAPERS ASSOCIATION FOR THE SOCIOLOGY OF RELIGION 76th Annual Meeting:  RELIGION AS A SOCIAL FORCE San Francisco, CA, August 13-15, 2014 J.W. Marriott Union Square DEADLINES:  Session Proposals are due by March 31, 2014 (submit to the ASR Program … Continue reading

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Acts of Imagination

  By Kenneth G. MacKendrick Religion: “While there is a staggering amount of data, of phenomena, of human experiences and expressions that might be characterized in one culture or another, by one criterion or another, as religious – there is … Continue reading

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A Plea to Critique the Pope’s Pity

by Tenzan Eaghll Since the election of Pope Francis I in March, 2013, the media has effectively given the Pope a free pass on account of his acts of pity. Bathing him in unquestioning acceptance, news agencies around the world … Continue reading

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