The Secularisation Thesis [transcript]

Podcast Transcript Podcast with Linda Woodhead on the Secularisation Thesis (16 April 2012). PDF. Interviewed by David G. Robertson. Transcribed by Martin Lepage. David Robertson: The secularisation thesis is probably the biggest central theme and certainly the most hotly debated in the sociology of religion, certainly since the 1960’s. Why is it so important and how has […]

Invented Religions [transcript]

Podcast Transcript Podcast with Carole M. Cusack on Invented Religions (30 January 2012). PDF. Interviewed by David G. Robertson (with Chris Cotter). Transcribed by Martin Lepage. David Robertson (DR): What if you choose to believe in a faith that you knew had been made up? And what if it worked all the same? That’s what Carole Cusack, Associate Professor […]

Cognitive Approaches to the Study of Religion [transcript]

Podcast Transcript Podcast with Armin W. Geertz on Cognitive Approaches to the Study of Religion (23 January 2012). PDF. Interviewed by Christopher R. Cotter. Transcribed by Travis W. Cooper. Chris Cotter (CC): Today we are joined by Professor Armin Geertz of Aarhus University. He’s the head of the Religion and Cognition and Culture Research unit (or RCC) in […]

The Phenomenology of Religion [transcript]

Podcast Transcript Podcast with James L. Cox  on The Phenomenology of Religion (14 January 2012). PDF. Interviewed by David G. Robertson. Transcribed by Martin Lepage. David Robertson: The phenomenology of religion has been one of the most influential approaches to studying religion in recent decades. To discuss it, we are joined today by professor emeritus James Cox […]

The Insider/Outsider Problem [transcript]

The Insider/Outsider Problem Podcast with George Chryssides (20th February 2012) Interviewed by Christopher Cotter Transcribed by Catrin Sawford Audio and transcript available at: Chryssides Insider_Outsider Problem Christopher Cotter (CC): The insider/outsider distinction is one of the most fundamental distinctions in the study of religions. I’m not going to get into it too much now because here […]

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The Phenomenology of Religion Phenomenology is an important methodology in the study of religions, but can be inaccessible to the student. In this interview, James Cox outlines the phenomenology of religion to David in a clear, concise way, avoiding jargon and placing the methodology in the broader context of the history of European philosophy and comparative religion. […]

Categorising “Religion”: From Case Studies to Methodology [transcript]

Categorising “Religion”: From Case Studies to Methodology Podcast with Teemu Taira (19 September 2016). Interviewed by Breann Fallon Transcribed by Claire Berlinger. Transcript available at: Taira – Categorising Religion 1.2 Breann Fallon (BF): The category of religion is often referred to as slippery or problematic. As such, scholars have sought to deconstruct the term in order […]

Is Secularism a World Religion? [transcript]

A transcription of this interview is also available as a PDF, and has been pasted below. Podcast with Donovan Schaefer (28th November 2016) Interviewed by Christopher R. Cotter Transcribed by Catrin J. Sawford Audio and transcript available at: https://www.religiousstudiesproject.com/podcast/is-secularism-a-world-religion/ Christopher R. Cotter (CC): Regular listeners to the Religious Studies Project will know that we’re not […]

Religion, Science and Evolutionary Theory [transcript]

Podcast Transcript Podcast with Salman Hameed on Religion, Science and Evolutionary Theory Interviewed by Stephen Jones Stephen Jones (SJ):             Well hello everyone, my name’s Stephen Jones, I’m a research fellow at Newman University and we’re here in Birmingham in the UK. I’m here with Salman Hameed who is Associate Professor of Integrated Science and Humanities […]

Religious Freedom in America: Theoretical Considerations [transcript]

Podcast Transcript Podcast with Finbarr Curtis on Religious Freedom in America: Theoretical Considerations Transcribed by Helen Bradstock Interviewed by Brad Stoddard  Brad Stoddard (BS) Hello, this is Brad Stoddard with the Religious Studies Project. Today I have the pleasure of talking with Professor Finbarr Curtis. Finbarr is an Assistant Professor at Georgia Southern University who recently […]

Six Scholars Discuss the Dissertation to First Book Process [transcript]

Podcast Transcript Podcast with Rachel Lindsey, Cooper Harriss, Craig Martin, Derek Nelson, Emily Clark and Finbarr Curtis. Transcribed by Helen Bradstock Interviewed by Brad Stoddard  BS: Hello. This is Brad Stoddard with the Religious Studies Project. Today’s podcast features a roundtable discussion with six scholars who address the dissertation-to-first-book process. In addition to introducing their projects […]

Religion and the Psy-Disciplines [transcript]

Podcast with Christopher Harding (27 March 2017). Interviewed by Krittika Bhattacharjee. Transcribed by Helen Bradstock. Krittika Bhattacharjee (KB): A therapist, a chaplain, a guru, a psychoanalyst, a missionary, a university councillor: how do these figures interact? In a milieu where meditations take place as part of church services and where mental health services incorporate a […]

Reinventing Graduate Education in the Study of Religion [transcript]

Podcast with K. Merinda Simmons and Michael J. Altman. Interviewed by Christopher Cotter. Transcribed by Helen Bradstock. Chris Cotter (CC): We spend quite a lot of time on the Religious Studies Project discussing Religious Studies as a discipline or a field of study, what it means to study religion with or without quotation marks, and […]

Misplaced Faith?: A theory of supernatural belief as misattribution [transcript]

Podcast with Luke Galen. Interviewed by Thomas J. Coleman III. Transcribed by Helen Bradstock. Thomas Coleman (TC): Thank you for joining us on the Religious Studies Project. And joining us today, for the second time, is Dr Luke Galen. Luke is a psychologist of religion and secularity at Grand Valley State University.His work focuses on […]

Politics of this world: Protestant, evangelical, and Pentecostal movements in Peru [transcript]

Podcast with Juan Fonseca Interviewed by Sidney Castillo. Transcribed by Helen Bradstock  and revised by  Sidney Castillo. Sidney Castillo (SC): Professor Juan Fonseca is Licentiate in History for Pontificia Universidad Catholica del Peru. He’s also Master in History at this university. His work focuses on the historical development of non-Catholic Christian movements in Peru, mainly […]