Monthly Archives: February 2014

Ritual Studies Group Call for Papers: AAR Annual Confernce in San Diego, CA, Nov. 22-25, 2014

Ritual Studies Group The AAR and SBL Meeting San Diego California, November 22-25 Deadline: Monday, March 3, 2014, 5:00 PM EST, through http://papers.aarweb.org/ Statement of Purpose:  This Group provides a unique venue for the interdisciplinary exploration of ritual — broadly understood … 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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The Problem of “Social Justice Elitism”

by Joseph Laycock A recent piece by Amer F. Ahmed outlines a phenomenon he calls “social justice elitism.”  Ahmed is the associate director of multi-ethnic student affairs at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. He notes a tendency among certain students … Continue reading

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Religion, Ecology, and the Environment in Africa and the African Diaspora: Call for Papers, July 31-Aug 2, 2014, Cape Town, SA

Conference Announcement and Call for Papers: Religion, Ecology, and the Environment in Africa and the African Diaspora AASR July 31 – August 3, 2014 at the University of Cape Town in Cape Town, South Africa. Deadline for ISSRNC submissions to the … Continue reading

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Religion Snapshots: How to Make Sense of ‘Religious’ Language, Part 2

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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Religion, Affect, and Emotion Group Call for Papers: AAR Annual Meeting, San Diego, Nov. 22-25, 2014

Religion, Affect, and Emotion Group The AAR and SBL Meeting San Diego California, November 22-25 Deadline: Monday, March 3, 2014, 5:00 PM EST, through http://papers.aarweb.org/ Statement of Purpose: This Group provides space for  theoretically-informed discussion of the relationship between religion, affect, and … 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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