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Now published in collaboration with the Religious Studies Project, Implicit Religion was founded by Edward Bailey† in 1998 and formerly the Journal of the Centre for the Study of Implicit Religion and Contemporary Spirituality.

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By studying only video games, we impede ourselves and the progress which can be made; there are many aspects of video games which are affecting other elements of popular culture.

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Some religion scholars got into studying the law through studying New Religious Movements (NRMs) or minority religions, as they tend to be treated differently under the law.

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The North American Association for the Study of Religion (NAASR) held its annual meeting last week in connection with the American Academy of Religion (AAR) and Society for Biblical Literature (SBL) conference in Atlanta, GA. Conference report for The Religious Studies Project by Matt Sheedy.

The theme for this year’s NAASR

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Be sure to wear your NAASR button! Photo thanks to NAASR.

While I respect Masuwaza’s work on many levels, I mostly like it because she reminds me, again and again, to look at my tools of inquiry and see how my tools have shaped what I have found.

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Harvard and Yale

The Religious Studies Project, as an academic endeavour studying religion, is of course devoutly secular. In fact, we tend to take the connection between secularity and the academy completely for granted. But was this always the case? If not, how did it become so? And what does secular mean in this context?

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This brings up and interrogates the basic distinction between Christianity and paganism, or rather the issue of identification of paganism by agents of Christianity.

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Conference report for The Religious Studies Project by our very own Venetia Robertson, RSP Editor and a PhD candidate at the University of Sydney.

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Conference report for The Religious Studies Project by David Bradley, a PhD student at Case Western Reserve University.

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David Bradley with "Super" Phil Zimbardo. Photo by Alex Uzdavines.

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“The Study of Religions in Ireland: People, Places, Projects” Irish Society for the Academic Study of Religions (ISASR), Trinity College Dublin, May 11th 2015. Conference report for The Religious Studies Project by Dr. Eoin O’Mahony, Department of Geography, St Patrick’s College DCU

The fourth annual conference of the Irish Society for

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Calls for papers
CISSR Annual Meeting on Christian Origins

October 1–4, 2015

Bertinoro, Italy

Deadline: April 25, 2015

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Women negotiating secularism and multiculturalism through civil society organisations

June 30–July 1, 2015

Coventry University, UK

Deadline: April 10, 2015

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Making Sense of Religious Texts: Patterns of Agency, Synergy and Identity

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Readers will have to excuse any deficiencies in the content or presentation of this week’s digest. Jane is enjoying a well-deserved week off, so this week the Opps Digest comes to you from the keyboard of Chris. He isn’t quite as awesome as Jane, nor

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The first rule of adjuncting is you don’t talk about adjuncting.[1]

The second rule of adjuncting is… you don’t talk about adjuncting!

If you have seen the film Fight Club, a visually stunning piece based on Chuck Palhnuik’s book by the same title which savagely critiques modern consumerism, you know that I

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The first rule of adjuncting is you don’t talk about adjuncting.

Brent Nongbri talks to Jack Tsonis about his recent book, “Before Religion: a History of a Modern Concept”. Nongbri provides an overview of the history of “religion” as a concept in the English speaking world, highlighting that the seemingly “natural” or “obvious” definition of the term is actually highly specific to the modern West. Nongbri suggests that awareness of this history should make people consider carefully the language that they use to describe human behaviour, especially when dealing with cultures that fall outside the scope of “European modernity”.

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