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Revolutionary Love: Scholars Respond to the AAR’s 2016 Conference Theme: David Gushee

Editor’s note: Back in February of this year a number of scholars weighed in on the American Academy of Religion’s chosen theme of Revolutionary Love for the 2016 annual conference (held this past November), with posts from Aaron Hughes, Naomi … Continue reading

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“All of the evil that he represents for me…”

by Russell McCutcheon This post originally appeared on the Studying Religion in Culture blog. Seeing cheering crowds in Miami celebrating Fidel Castro’s death, made me think a little about our disdain when there were rumors of people cheering after the twin … Continue reading

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Why I was scared to attend the AAR Conference this year

by Hussein Rashid Like many scholars of religion, I normally make my plans to attend the annual national meeting of the American Academy of Religion (AAR). This year, I decided I would not attend. Some of my friends and colleagues … Continue reading

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Revolutionary Love, and the Colonization of a Critical Voice: An Outsider’s Reflections

by Laura Levitt I attended a recent plenary session at the American Academy of Religion (AAR) national meeting in San Antonio where I heard Michelle Alexander, the 2016 recipient of the Heinz Award for Public Policy, civil rights attorney and … Continue reading

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The Problem with the Primacy of Primary Sources

by Andie Alexander Note: This post originally appeared on the Studying Religion in Culture blog. Over the past few weeks I have heard repeated talk of primary sources vs. secondary sources, privileging the former over the latter in every case. … 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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For the Good or the Guild?: Kate Daley-Bailey Replies

In this series, a number of scholars respond to Kate Daley-Bailey’s provocative essay, “For  the Good or the ‘Guild’: An Open Letter to the American Academy of Religion,” which appears in the most recent issue of the Bulletin journal, Vol 44, No. 4 (2015). … Continue reading

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