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

Bulletin Cover Image copyThe 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 this set of papers, where she sets forth the theme of bodies as sites for religious discourse, we have four fascinating papers by Rachel Lindsey, Marthat Smith Roberts, Amy Artman, and Irene Elizabeth Stroud. Amy Koehlinger’s extends the discussion with an engaging response.

This issue of the Bulletin also includes papers by Nickolas Roubekas on Euhemerism, Steven Ramey on the recent controversy over Wendy Doniger’s The Hindus: An Alternative History (Penguin, 2009), and an interview by Matt Sheedy with Scott Elliott on Reinventing Religious Studies: Key Writings in the History of a Discipline (Acumen, 2013).

As always, we welcome submissions for future issues – including responses to published articles – from established scholars and graduate students engaged in the study of religion (regardless of discipline) for either publication in the Bulletin or for here on the Bulletin‘s Blog. Our guidelines for the journal are available online.

Table of Contents

Bulletin for the Study of Religion Volume 43, Issue 2 (April 2014)

“Bringing Religion into View” (p. 1) – Arlene Macdonald [Editorial introduction]


“Bodies on Display” (pp. 2-4) – Rachel McBride Lindsey (Washington University in St. Louis)

“Haunting the Streets of Cairo: Visual Habits of the Biblical Imagery in Nineteenth-Century Holy Land Photography” (pp. 4-11) – Rachel McBride Lindsey (Washington University in St. Louis)

“Body Worlds: Fascination Beneath the Surface” (pp. 11-18) – Martha L. Smith Roberts (University of California, Santa Barbara)

“Protecting Her Image: Kathryn Kuhlman and the Manipulation of Negation” (pp. 19-23) – Amy Collier Artman (Missouri State University)

“Beautiful Babies: Eugenic Display of the White Infant Body, 1854-1922” (pp. 23-26) – Irene Elizabeth Stroud (Princeton University)

“Beautiful Babies, Hidden Mothers, and Plasticized Prisoners: The Display of Bodies and Theories of American Religion” (pp. 27-29) – Amy Koehlinger (Oregon State University)


“What is Euhemerism? A Brief History of Research and Some Persisting Questions” (pp. 30-37) – Nickolas P. Roubekas (University of Aberdeen)

“Responding to the Wendy Doniger Controversy: The Problems and Possibilities in Academic Study of Religion” (pp. 37-39) – Steven Ramey (University of Alabama)

“Reinventing Religious Studies: An Interview with Scott Elliott” (pp. 40-44) – Matt Sheedy (University of Manitoba)

“Field Notes” (pp. 44-45)


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