Monthly Archives: January 2016

Religion Snapshots: Methodological Atheism vs. Methodological Agnosticism

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 topics relating to definitions, classification, and method … Continue reading

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If I Only Knew Then … Tenured Scholars on Professionalization: Stephen C. Berkwitz

On the heels of a successful series based on Russell McCutcheon’s Theses on Professionalization, where 21 early career scholars weighed-in on a separate thesis, we at the Bulletin would like to continue with the theme of professionalization as it relates to mid-to-late career … Continue reading

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Call for Papers, Religion and Movement: An Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Conference University of Chicago Divinity School April 15-16, 2016

An Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Conference University of Chicago Divinity School April 15-16, 2016 Keynote Speaker: Professor Thomas Tweed The University of Chicago Divinity School is pleased to announce its first annual Graduate Student Conference, to be held on April 15th and … Continue reading

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Media Ideologies, Contested Authenticities, and Socality Barbie

by Travis Cooper @socalitybarbie, 2015’s Instagram sensation, has an impressive 1.3 million followers on the platform, up from just over 7,000 back in September. Although not as popular as @taylorswift (with 60.4 million Instagram followers), @socalitybarbie’s mysterious curator, only recently … Continue reading

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“Common Sense” in the Inquiry of Ugra

by Adam Miller Note: This post originally appeared on the author’s blog. While reading Jan Nattier’s translation of The Inquiry of Ugra (Skt. Ugraparipṛcchā), a work most all scholars associate with the early Mahāyāna, I came across three apparently common sayings in the turn-of-the-Common-Era Buddhist world (Nattier calls them “well-known sayings”). … Continue reading

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If I Only Knew Then … Tenured Scholars on Professionalization: Steven Engler

On the heels of a successful series based on Russell McCutcheon’s Theses on Professionalization, where 21 early career scholars weighed-in on a separate thesis, we at the Bulletin would like to continue with the theme of professionalization as it relates … Continue reading

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