For scholars of religion and others interested in the practice, pedagogy, history, and theory of religious studies.
Dima Hurlbut started the topic CfP: 2nd Rocky Mountain Workshop on African History (August 7-8, 2020) in the discussion Religious Studies on Humanities Commons 3 days, 11 hours ago
2nd Rocky Mountain Workshop on African History
BYU Salt Lake Center, Salt Lake City, Utah
August 7-8, 2020
This is a call for papers, panels, and discussants for the 2nd Rocky Mountain Workshop on African History. Inspired by the success of the North Eastern Workshop on Southern Africa, the Rocky Mountain Workshop is designed to provide an…[Read more]
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While biologists argue about the limits and definition of a species, the urge to cluster and distinguish among the plenitude of lifeforms that populates the planet remains. Contemporary concerns about attempts to clone monkeys and to engineer human-porcine chimeras point to…[Read more]
In this paper I argue that Philo’s Embassy to Gaius makes use of the literary paradigm
of theatricality, a strategy of representation marked by the portrayal of multiple
and competing discourses amongst those in unequal relations of power, as
well as an emphasis on the arts of acting and discernment. Th e Embassy marks an
appearance of the t…[Read more]
Scholarly reflections on the concept of the will as it is articulated in late ancient texts have centered on the male individual and the difficulties he faces as he tries to train or direct his intentions. By contrast, in this article we seek to explore late ancient concepts and negotiations of the will by considering a cluster of ancient Jewish…[Read more]
The introduction and the methodology chapters of my Ph.D. thesis with the same title.
Quakers enjoy their work. They tend to work in places which share their ambitions to make the world a better place. But how do Quakers respond when things go wrong? What we find is that the work organisation sets out the terms upon which Quakers try to improve the world. Quakers generally accept these terms. But when Quaker and work horizons…[Read more]
Erdoğan’ın siyasi hayatında şiirin çok önemli bir yeri var. Aldığı hatip eğitiminin de yardımıyla kürsülerden okuduğu şiirler popülaritesinin çok önemli parçasını oluşturuyor. Üzerine giydiği siyasi gömleği her kriz anında, o krizin sunduğu fırsatlar çerçevesinde değiştirse de, seçtiği şiirler içliğini değiştirmekte…[Read more]
Abstract and introduction for PhD dissertation, defended and deposited in April 2019.
Carrie Love started the topic Call for Applications: "America's Jewish Questions" Katz Center Fellowship in the discussion Religious Studies on Humanities Commons 2 months, 3 weeks ago
Application deadline: September 23, 2019
The Herbert D. Katz Center at The University of Pennsylvania is now accepting applications for the 2020–2021 academic year on the theme of
America’s Jewish Questions
Over the past four decades, the methods, questions, and sources guiding the study of Jews in the United States hav…[Read more]
Based on a cluster of Great Peace (taiping 太平) and Weft (wei 緯) materials dealing with stages in human reproduction (impregnation, gestation, intrauterine infancy, birth) and the logic governing annual cycles, this study shows how ontological and cosmological representations were translated into religious discourse and practice in early medie…[Read more]
A state-of-the-art study of popular movements and religiosity in Late Antiquity China (1st–2nd cent. CE), focused on issues of theology, practice, sources and terminology, and including a critical assessment of received scholarship.
Review of MAKING TRANSCENDENTS: ASCETICS AND SOCIAL MEMORY IN EARLY MEDIEVAL CHINA. By Robert Ford Campany. Honolulu: University of Hawai‘i Press, 2009. Pp. xviii + 300.
Review of THE CHENWEI RIDDLE: TIME, STARS, AND HEROES IN THE APOCRYPHA. By Licia Di Giacinto. (Deutsche Ostasienstudien, vol. 13). Gossenberg: Ostasien Verlag, 2013. Pp. xi + 332. 25 Figures, 40 Tables, 4 Appendices, List of Illustrations, Bibliography.
Religions are widely accessible in the digital community and Hinduism and Hindu Nationalism Online engages with some of the internet’s representations of Hinduism, with a focus primarily on political and politico-nationalist representations. Juli L. Gittinger focuses on three organizations throughout the book: Vishva Hindu Parishad (VHP), R…[Read more]
Review of AFFILIATION AND TRANSMISSION IN DAOISM: A BERLIN SYMPOSIUM. Edited by Florian C. Reiter. (Abhandlungen für die Kunde des Morgenlandes, vol. 78). Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz Verlag, 2012. Pp. viii + 300 pages.
Review of THE EMERGENCE OF DAOISM: CREATION OF TRADITION. By Gil Raz. (Routledge Studies in Taoism). Abingdon, New York: Routledge, 2012. Pp. 292.
Review of CELESTIAL MASTERS: HISTORY AND RITUAL IN EARLY DAOIST COMMUNITIES. By Terry F. Kleeman. (Harvard-Yenching Institute Monograph Series, 102). Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Asia Center, 2016. Pp. xiii + 425. Maps, illustrations.
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