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Name it and Disclaim it: A Tool for Better Discussion in Religious Studies

by Joseph P. Laycock and Natasha L. Mikles Anyone who has led discussion in an introductory undergraduate Religious Studies class has experienced frustrating comments from students such as, “Jews practice empty ritual,” or “Buddhists are more spiritual than other religions.” … Continue reading

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American Converts and their Possessions: A Review of Lincoln Mullen’s The Chance of Salvation

Editor’s note: Bulletin Book Reviews is the newly developed book review portal for the Bulletin for the Study of Religion, associated with NAASR and published by Equinox. We are interested in reviewing titles of wide relevance to the academic study of religion, particularly … Continue reading

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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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