Benjamin Bennett-Carpenter teaches writing, rhetoric, and interdisciplinary studies at Oakland University in Rochester, Michigan, USA. Dr Bennett-Carpenter's work engages rhetorical and psychological strategies within religion and culture. Recent publications include work on the concept of the "ideograph" in the Journal of Communication and Religion and on psychotherapists writing about dealing with the idea of one's own death for the journal Mortality. www.benjaminbennettcarpenter.com
The RSP collaborated with Society for the Scientific Study of Religion at their 2014 Annual Meeting in Indianapolis to offer and video record an interdisciplinary panel on the study of religion. Each of the papers presented are not only from different fields in the study of religion but also methodologically or theoretically apply an interdisciplinary approach. The authors represent the best in their fields. Some are established scholars with a body of work while others are up-and-coming talent.