Bulletin for the Study of Religion, Vol 43, No 4 (2014)

Debating a Discipline, Contesting Identities, and the Future of Islamic Studies

Philip L. Tite
Issued Date: 2 Dec 2014


Editor's introduction to the Bulletin for the Study of Religion 43.4 (2014). Presents the panel of articles on the "future of Islamic studies", with a particular focus on the etic/emic debate in not only Islamic studies but religious studies more broadly. Presents the two standalone articles (one on the Loch Ness monster in Scotland re-conceptualized as a "naga" creature; the other a theoretical look at atheism as historic object of study) as well as a conference report in "Field Notes".

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DOI: 10.1558/bsor.v43i4.1


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