The March issue of the Bulletin has been published and is available. Below is the table of contents of this issue, which includes an eclectic set of articles offering a genealogy of “Abrahamic religions” (Hughes), a theoretical assessment of Islamophobia (Larsson and Sander), an application of myth-as-metacode to popular culture (MacKendrick), and a look at apocalyptic discourse in modern America (Hoover). In addition, this issue includes a look at a new set of clichés that undergird the field of religious studies (Eaghll) and a review essay of Sutcliffe and Gilhus’s New Age Spiritualities (Tse).
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 44, Issue 1 (March 2015)
“Abrahamic Religions: A Genealogy” (pp. 3-11) – Aaron W. Hughes (University of Rochester)
“An Urgent Need to Consider How to Define Islamophobia” (pp. 13-17) – Göran Larsson (University of Gothenburg) and Åke Sander (University of Gothenburg)
“What is a Superhero? How Myth Can Be a Metacode” (pp. 19-26) – Kenneth G. MacKendrick (University of Manitoba)
“Wasteland America: The United States in Premillennialist Apocalypse Scenarios” (pp. 26-32) – Jesse A. Hoover (Baylor University)
“Religion Clichés” (pp. 33-38) – Tenzan Eaghll (University of Toronto)
“First as Sociology, Then as Geography: A Review Essay on Steven Sutcliffe and Ingvild Saelid Gilhus’s New Age Spiritualities: Rethinking Religion” (pp. 39-43) – Justin K. H. Tse (University of Washington)