Tag Archives: University of Alabama

Laying it All Out: On Moving From Dissertation-to-Book Series: K. Merinda Simmons

In this new series with the Bulletin, we ask scholars who have published in the field to share some insights on the dissertation-to-book process–what to do, what to avoid, to put it all together. For other posts in this series, see here. … Continue reading

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Caution: Technical Terminology Ahead

by Russell McCutcheon * This post originally appeared on the Studying Religion in Culture blog at the University of Alabama. I see posts like this on social media all the time (click here if you’re dying to find out what … Continue reading

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Definitive Descriptions in the Study of Religion and the Doniger Controversy

by Steven Ramey The responses to Wendy Doniger’s book, The Hindus: An Alternative History, whose publisher (Penguin, India) is withdrawing the book in India to settle a criminal lawsuit over offending religious sentiments, raise a whole host of issues. Scholars … Continue reading

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Religion Snapshots: How to Make Sense of ‘Religious’ Language, Part 1

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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Making Cents

* This post originally appeared on the University of Alabama’s Studying Religion in Culture blog. by Russell McCutcheon Every now and then you hear about a really large, anonymous tip that’s been left for a server — here’s a story (including … Continue reading

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What’s in a Name?

By Steven Ramey Discussing the enforcement of shariah in Aceh, Indonesia, a student (at my home institution, the University of Alabama) asked how police would know if the rule-breaker was Muslim, since some claimed the law only applied to Muslims. … Continue reading

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