Bulletin for the Study of Religion, Vol 44, No 4 (2015)

Who Gets to Play in the Sandbox? Debating Identities, Methodologies, and Theoretical Frameworks

Philip L. Tite
Issued Date: 15 Jan 2016


Editor's introduction to the Bulletin for the Study of Religion 44.4 (2015). Specifically, this introduction presents a panel of appears responding to Caroline Schaffalitzky de Muckadell's JAAR article on essentialist definitions of religion, an Open Letter to the AAR from Kat Daley-Bailey (and comments on the problems facing adjunct faculty with regard to the AAR annual meeting), a standalone article by Joseph Laycock on the Irving, Texas controversy Ahmed Ahmed Mohamed’s homemade clock (taken as a bomb threat), an interview with the editors of the Practicum blog, and finally an Editor's Corner announcement with comment on a new subscription arrangement with NAASR.

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DOI: 10.1558/bsor.v44i4.29521


McCutcheon, Russell T. 2005. “What is Religion?” In Introduction to World Religions. Edited by Christopher Partridge, 10-13. Minneapolis: Fortress.

Schaffalitzky de Muckadell, Caroline. 2014. “On Essentialism and Real Definitions of Religion.” Journal of the American Academy of Religion 82.2: 495-520.http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/jaarel/lfu015.


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