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Genealogies of Religion, Twenty Years On: An Interview with Talal Asad

The following is part of an interview conducted by Craig Martin with Talal Asad, which appears in the February issue of the Bulletin for the Study of Religion, Vol. 43, No. 1 (2014). To read the full interview, please follow … Continue reading

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The Niqabis are Coming!

by Matt Sheedy On March 10, 2015, Prime Minister Stephen Harper gave a speech in the House of Commons on his government’s desire to ban the wearing of the niqab in oath taking ceremonies for Canadian citizenship, stating: We don’t … Continue reading

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NASSR Notes: Robert Yelle

NAASR Notes is a feature with the Bulletin where we invite members of the North American Association for the Study of Religion to describe books they are reading and/or research and writing projects that will be of interests to scholars … Continue reading

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Scripture Made Me Do It: On Images of Mohammad and Scholarly Offence

by Matt Sheedy A recent article from CNN on the shootings in Garland, Texas outside an event sponsored by the American Freedom Defense Initiative on May 3, 2015, provides a useful example of some of the pitfalls that often occur … Continue reading

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Charlie Hebdo, “Free Speech,” and Critique

by Matt Sheedy It should go without saying that the massacre of journalists and police officers in Paris this past Wednesday is abhorrent, that the perpetrators should be brought to justice, and that measures should be taken to reduce the … Continue reading

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Teaching Theory in the Introductory Classroom, Part 1

This is part of an ongoing series of posts in a collaborative effort between the Practicum: Critical Theory, Religion, and Pedagogy and the Bulletin for the Study of Religion blogs. On November 23, 2014, approximately 20 scholars of religion, from … 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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