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The Study of Religion as an Analytical Discipline Workshop: November 21, 2014, San Diego, CA

Comparison and the Analytical Study of Religion One aspect of Weber’s comparative project that I have found puzzling, however, is the absence of any theorization on his part of the comparative method itself, its historical ontology, its logic, even its … Continue reading

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Religion Snapshots: Reflections on the AAR Annual Conference

Religion Snapshots is a new 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 those topics relating to definitions, … Continue reading

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Study of Religion as an Analytic Discipline (SORAAD) Pre-Conference Workshop, Baltimore, 2013

Methodologies and Analytical Study of Religion  Friday, November 22, 1:00 – 5:00 p.m. In its third year, SORAAAD will address a long over due need to focus on the methodologies with which the field observes and analyzes the range of … Continue reading

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AAR Sociology of Religion Group – November 22-26 Baltimore, MD

The American Academy of Religion’s Sociology of Religion Group’s (SOR) core mission is to foster the innovation that emerges when general sociological theory and methodologies are applied to the study of religious phenomena.  This year SOR is sponsoring or co-sponsoring … Continue reading

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Field Notes: SORAAAD 2012: The Analytical Handling of Norms and Values in the Study of Religion

Friday, November 16, 2:00-6:00 pm Registration ($25) is for an hour long high tea service. Registration is limited and we are within sight of full capacity. (http://www.aarweb.org/meetings/annual_meeting/Current_Meeting/2012Workshops.pdf) In our second SBL/AAR pre-conference workshop, the Study of Religion as an Analytical … Continue reading

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SORAAAD BookNotes with the Bulletin: Elizabeth A. Castelli, Martyrdom and Memory

By Shaily Shashikant Patel Castelli, Elizabeth A. 2004. Martyrdom and Memory: Early Christian Culture Making. New York: Columbia University Press. Since its publication in 2004, Elizabeth A. Castelli’s Martyrdom and Memory: Early Christian Meaning Making has been recognized as one … Continue reading

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