Tag Archives: Critical Theory

Call for Papers – Critical Theory and Discourses on Religion Group: AAR, 2014

Critical Theory and Discourses on Religion 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 seeks to provide a forum in which scholars of … Continue reading

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Reinventing Religious Studies: An Interview with Scott S. Elliott, Part 1

The following is part one of an interview with Scott S. Elliott, who is assistant professor in the Philosophy and Religion department at Adrian College, with a specialty in Biblical Studies. His books include, Reconfiguring Mark’s Jesus: Narrative Criticism After … Continue reading

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Now Published – Bulletin for the Study of Religion 42.1 (February 2013)

The February issue of the Bulletin has been published and is available in both print and electronic versions. Below is the table of contents of this issue, which includes a set of papers emerging from the 2011 Society of Biblical … Continue reading

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Critical Theory and the Importance of Religious Studies

by Steven Ramey A common response to critical theory’s critiques of categories related to “religion” is that it undermines the rationale for the academic study of religion. If the categories do not exist, then what is the point of the … Continue reading

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Jürgen Habermas and the Study of Religion – Part 1

by Matt Sheedy In his 2001 essay “Faith and Knowledge,” Habermas quotes the late Max Horkheimer (1895-1973), who wrote, “Knowing there is no God, it nevertheless believes in him.” The “it” in this sentence is in reference to Critical Theory, … Continue reading

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Why Does It Have to Be So Complicated?

People often complain about the difficulty level of readings in the humanities and social sciences, especially when it comes to critical theory. Why does it have to be so complicated?  Why so technical? Why so many neologisms? Why doesn’t the … Continue reading

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