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Towards a psychology of nonreligion within a psychology of religion?

Note: This post initially appeared on the American Psychological Association blog. Thomas J. Coleman III, David F. Bradley, & Alex Uzdavines Today’s psychology of religion has deep historical roots in the version of Protestant Christianity popular in the late 19th … Continue reading

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Science, Religion & Culture: Special Issue on “Atheism, Secularity, and Science”

Announcing the publication of “Atheism, Secularity, and Science,” a special issue of the journal Science, Religion & Culture, guest edited by John R. Shook, Ralph W. Hood Jr., and Thomas J. Coleman III. The journal issue contains theoretical and empirical articles … Continue reading

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“We’re here to talk about religion”: A Few Examples for Teaching Classification

by Charles McCrary This post’s titular sentence was spoken Friday morning by a student during first lecture of the semester. It was a protest, playful but betraying frustration. She was sitting in the front row of a packed classroom, spending … Continue reading

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Call for Papers: Religion, Affect and Emotion Group, The AAR and SBL Meeting Atlanta, Georgia November 21-24

The Religion, Affect and Emotion Group 2015 Call for Papers Deadline: Monday, March 2 2015, 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 emotion. The Group … Continue reading

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The Magical Religion of Richard Dawkins

by Tenzan Eaghll Have you heard the good news? The world is not a dark and dreary place of myth but is filled with true magic and wonder! No longer must you live under the weight of sin and myth … Continue reading

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SORAAAD BookNotes with the Bulletin: Allison P. Courdet, Religion, Magic, and Science in Early Modern Europe and America

This week’s “book note” looks at a very recent attempt to locate the comparative category “magic” in larger historical and discursive contexts,  Allison P. Courdet, Religion, Magic, and Science in Early Modern Europe and America (Santa Barbara: Praeger, 2011). Courdet … Continue reading

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