Pomegranate: The International Journal of Pagan Studies, Vol 15, No 1-2 (2013)

Response to the Panel, “What Is Wrong with Pagan Studies? Critiquing Methodologies”: Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Religion, Baltimore, Maryland, November 24, 2013

Shawn Arthur
Issued Date: 12 Aug 2014

Abstract


This article is the culminating response to a panel of speakers discussing the strengths and weaknesses of Markus Davidsen's 2012 published critique of Contemporary Pagan scholarship in the edited volume "The Handbook of Contemporary Paganism" (2008). Here, the author summarizes the previous three speakers and provides an alternative perspective for understanding Davidsen's critique - one that was very well received in the panel itself.

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DOI: 10.1558/pome.v15i1-2.164

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