NAASR Notes is a new feature with the Bulletin where we invite members of the North American Association for the Study of Religion to describe books they are reading and/or research and writing projects that will be of interests to scholars in the field. For previous posts in this series, follow the link.
We thought it would be of interest to our readers to get some background on the research of NAASR’s three founders–Thomas Lawson, Luther Martin, and Donald Wiebe, along with the work of a few others who have been affiliated with NAASR. In this clip, Donald Wiebe talks about the shift away from the phenomenology of religion toward a greater focus on method and theory, including explanations of religious behaviour, as seen with the cognitive sciences.[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=85de2SAWjY4]