Tag Archives: William James

Teaching Theory in the Introductory Classroom

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 grad students to more … Continue reading

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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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Religious Affects: Animality, Evolution, and Power: An Interview with Donovan O. Schaefer, Part 1

The following is an interview with Donovan O. Schaefer based on his new book, Religious Affects: Animality, Evolution, and Power (2015), with Duke University Press. An excerpt from the book can be found here. Part two of this interview can … Continue reading

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Important, not Particular: A Reflection on Religion in 21st-Century America

Note: This post originally appeared on the Religion in American History blog. by Charles McCrary According to the new Pew study “America’s Changing Religious Landscape,” 6.9% of respondents identified their religious affiliation or belief as “nothing in particular” and also reported that … Continue reading

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North American Association for the Study of Religion (NAASR): An Interview with Russell McCutcheon

1. For readers unfamiliar with NAASR, could you briefly outline its history and its general aims? Russell McCutcheon: The North American Association for the Study of Religion—of which the Bulletin and thus this blog are representative publications, along with Brill’s quarterly … Continue reading

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Create Your Own Religion (Out of Someone Else’s): A Class Exercise

by Jospeh Laycock This semester I had the pleasure of conducting a grand experiment with my students that I have wanted to do for several years. My class ran a simulation in which we created eleven imaginary religious traditions and … Continue reading

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Call for Papers: Cultural History of the Study of Religion Group, The AAR and SBL Meeting Atlanta, Georgia November 21-24

Cultural History of the Study of Religion Group CFP Deadline: Monday, March 2 2015, 5:00 PM EST, through: “http://papers.aarweb.org/ Statement of Purpose: This group is devoted to historical inquiry into the social and cultural contexts of the study of religion and … Continue reading

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