Tag Archives: Wendy Doniger

Religious Studies and Repression A(nother) Cautionary Tale

by Aaron W. Hughes Last week I wrote on my recent experiences during an interview for an endowed position in Jewish studies. I had been “long shortlisted,” and on the Skype interview was informed that a non-academic from the local … Continue reading

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Dead Religions

by Tenzan Eaghll Did you catch the 2008 interview with J.Z. Smith that was recently making the rounds on Facebook? In it, Smith suggests that the benefit of studying dead ancient religions is that they can’t talk back to you. When you … Continue reading

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Residual Assumptions

  by Steven Ramey Note: This post originally appeared on the Culture on the Edge blog. In a recent email discussion among scholars about general issues of representations and Wendy Doniger’s controversial book (about which I have written on Culture … Continue reading

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Bringing Religion into View

The following is the editorial introduction to the April 2014 issue of the Bulletin for the Study of Religion (the full table of contents having already been posted). We offer this here on the blog in order to give readers … Continue reading

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Now Published – Bulletin for the Study of Religion 43.2 (April 2014)

The April issue of the Bulletin has been published and is available. Below is the table of contents of this issue, which includes a set of papers on the topic of “Bodies on Display”.  After Rachel McBride Lindsey’s introduction the … Continue reading

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Competing Representations

by Nicole Goulet * This post originally appeared on the Studying Religion in Culture blog at the University of Alabama. In the past few weeks, various groups, including scholars, media outlets, and members of the population at large, have weighed … Continue reading

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Religious Liberty, Gay Rights, or the Logic of the Marketplace??

by Dennis LoRusso Last week, state legislators in Mississippi and in my home state of Georgia introduced bills that would allow businesses to refuse service on religious grounds. Georgia’s bill, HB 1023, known popularly as the “Preservation of Religious Freedom” … Continue reading

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