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Religious Studies Opportunities Digest - 2 November 2012

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Louise Connelly
Description: Applications are now being accepted for the e-learning course, Jews, Christians, and Muslims in Europe: Modern Challenges. Following two successful years, the course will commence in late February 2013. More than fifty participants from around the world - Australia and New Zealand, China, Japan,....
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Religious Studies Opportunities Digest - 26 October 2012

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Louise Connelly
Practical Matters is now seeking submissions on the theme of Engaging Religious Experience: A Return to Ethnography and Theology. Practical Matters is an online, multimedia, transdisciplinary journal designed to ask and provoke questions about religious practice and practical theology. Practical Matters is funded by a grant from the Lilly Endowment, Inc. and published out of the Emory University Graduate Division of Religion. The journal contains both peer-reviewed and non-peer-reviewed content.
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Religious Studies Opportunities Digest - 19 Oct 2012

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Louise Connelly
Warriors of the Cloisters tells how key cultural innovations from Central Asia revolutionized medieval Europe and gave rise to the culture of science in the West. Medieval scholars rarely performed scientific experiments, but instead contested issues in natural science, philosophy, and theology using the recursive argument method. This highly distinctive and unusual method of disputation was a core feature of medieval science,
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Religious Studies Opportunities Digest - 12 Oct 2012

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Louise Connelly
Published by the Käte Hamburger Kolleg “Dynamics in the History of Religions” as part of the Center for Religious Studies (CERES) at Ruhr University Bochum. “Entangled Religions” is a peer-reviewed online periodical and has been established to channel research on religious contact and transfer in past and present times into a single journal.
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Religious Studies Opportunities Digest - 5 October 2012

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Louise Connelly
Throughout its long history, Japan had no concept of what we call "religion." There was no corresponding Japanese word, nor anything close to its meaning. But when American warships appeared off the coast of Japan in 1853 and forced the Japanese government to sign treaties demanding, among other things, freedom of religion,
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Religious Studies Opportunities Digest - 28 September 2012

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Louise Connelly
This conference will convene in the shadows of the slave castles to examine church responses to contemporary threats to black social, physical, and religious well-being, including political oppression or coercion; group conflict; co-optation of religious life; captivities of persons (e.g., modern slavery, human trafficking, mass incarceration); and economic distortions and dependencies.
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Religious Studies Opportunities Digest - 21 Sept 2012

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Louise Connelly
Critical Research on Religion provides a common venue for those engaging in critical analysis in theology and religious studies, as well as for those who critically study religion in the other social sciences and humanities such as philosophy, sociology, anthropology, psychology, history, and literature.
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Religious Studies Opportunities Digest - 14 September 2012 Edition

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Christopher Cotter
There are more secular people in the world than ever before. And various forms and manifestations of secularity—atheism, agnosticism, humanism, skepticism, and anti-religious movements—are enjoying increased attention and scrutiny. The scholarly examination of secular identity, secular groups, secular culture(s), and political/constitutional secularisms—and how these all relate to each other,
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Religious Studies Opportunities Digest - 7 September 2012

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Louise Connelly
Liz Greene’s major historical study of the Kabbalah in recent British occultism is published by the Sophia Centre Press on 4 September 2012. Using primary sources Greene challenges the notion that western occult Kabbalah is a reinvention of ancient sources, and argues that Jewish scholars had a direct input into the modern British ‘occult revival’. For a full description and contents please see
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Religious Studies Opportunities Digest - 31 August 2012

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Christopher Cotter
This book explores how media and religion combine to play a role in promoting peace and inciting violence. It analyses a wide range of media - from posters, cartoons and stained glass to websites, radio and film - and draws on diverse examples from around the world, including Iran, Rwanda and South Africa.
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Religious Studies Opportunities Digest - 24 August 2012

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Christopher Cotter
I am particularly eager to announce the impending publication of Aztec Goddesses and Christian Madonnas by Joseph Kroger and Patrizia Granziera. This new book investigates the myths and images of 22 Aztec Goddesses and 28 Christian Madonnas in Mexico. This is a beautifully produced title (if we do say so ourselves!), and is available in both paperback and hardback.
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Religious Studies Opportunities Digest - 17 August Edition

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Christopher Cotter
Reiko Ohnuma offers a wide-ranging exploration of the complex role of maternal imagery and discourse in pre-modern South Asian Buddhism. Motherhood was sometimes extolled as the most appropriate symbol for buddhahood itself, and sometimes denigrated as the most paradigmatic manifestation of attachment and suffering. In Buddhist literature,
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Religious Studies Opportunities Digest - 10 August Edition

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Christopher Cotter
In this illuminating study of a vital but long overlooked aspect of Chinese religious life, Jimmy Yu reveals that in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, self-inflicted violence was an essential and sanctioned part of Chinese culture. He examines a wide range of practices, including blood writing, filial body-slicing, chastity mutilations and suicides, ritual exposure, and self-immolation, arguing that each practice was public, scripted,
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Religious Studies Opportunities Digest (3 August 2012)

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Christopher Cotter
Within an era of a growing reliance on digital technologies to instantly and effectively express our values, allegiances, and multi-faceted identities, the interest in digital research methodologies among Sociologists of Religion comes as no surprise (e.g. Bunt 2009; Cantoni and Zyga 2007; Contractor 2012 and Ostrowski 2006; Taylor 2003).
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Religious Studies Opportunites Digest - 27 July 2012 Edition

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Christopher Cotter
Religions today are implicated in a wide variety of publics. From contests over the environment and democracy to protests against capitalism, religions remain important factors in political and public life across diverse, and interconnected, global contexts. A variety of diverse responses have been articulated to the so-called ‘return of religion’ in the public sphere,
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