Tag Archives: secularization

The Six-Day War and 21st Century Religion in the Public Sphere

by David Tollerton 5-10 June 2017 marks the 50th anniversary of the Six-Day War, a fleeting but crucial conflict in the Middle East which saw Israel militarily defeat its Arab neighbours and the basic contours of the now familiar land-disputes, … Continue reading

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The Republic Unsettled: Muslim French and the Contradictions of Secularism: An Interview with Mayanthi Fernando, Part 1

Editor’s note: The follow is an interview with Mayanthi Fernando, Professor of Anthropology at the University of California, Santa Cruz, on her book, The Republic Unsettled: Muslim French and the Contradictions of Secularism (Duke University Press, 2014). Part two of this interview can … Continue reading

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Call for Papers: Secularism and Secularity Group, the AAR and SBL Meeting in Atlanta, GA, November 21-24

Secularism and Secularity Group CFP Deadline: Monday, March 2nd, 2015, 5:00PM EST, via https://papers.aarweb.org/ Statement of Purpose:  This Group seeks to explore a set of questions associated with secularism, secularity, and secularization — questions that pertain to the shifting relationship … Continue reading

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Theory & Religion Series: Talal Asad’s Formations of the Secular

by Eoin O’Mahony * This post is part of the Theory & Religion Series, where contributors are asked to discuss a book or essay by a particular theorist that they have found useful in their teaching and research in the study … Continue reading

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Reflections on RELS 161: Contemporary Problems in Religion and Culture

by Ian Alexander Cuthbertson Note: This post originally appeared on the Practicum: Critical Theory, Religion, and Pedagogy blog. Last year I redesigned a first-year religious studies course at Queen’s University in Kingston Ontario. The course is one of two full-year … Continue reading

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“are they a religious band or not at all?”: On Pluralism, Nones, and Identification

by Charles McCrary Last month the band Being as an Ocean released their second album, How We Both Wondrously Perish, which reached the second-highest spot on Billboard’s “Hard Rock” chart. The band was formed only three years ago, yet they now have released two albums … Continue reading

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Religion Snapshots: Defining Postsecularism, Part 2

Religion Snapshots is a feature with the Bulletin for the Study of Religion blog, where a number of contributors are asked to briefly comment on popular news items or pressing theoretical issues in the field, especially those topics relating to definitions, classification … Continue reading

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