Bulletin for the Study of Religion, Vol 44, No 2 (2015)

Religious Proximity and Cultural Distance: An Introduction on the East/West Dichotomy

Philip L. Tite
Issued Date: 14 Jul 2015


Editor's introduction to this issue of the Bulletin for the Study of Religion. Explores the East/West dichotomy in religious studies, situating the discussion within the framework of cultural and human geography (specifically processes of proximity and distance). Also introduces a two pieces related to the Bulletin's affiliation with NAASR (an interview with the new president, Russell McCutcheon, and the NAASR Notes).

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DOI: 10.1558/bsor.v44i2.27605


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