April 13, 2022
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March 15, 2022
It’s a new day at Reading Religion with the launch of our redesigned and greatly improved website! We are excited for you to explore the American Academy of Religion’s redeveloped… READ MORE
April 15, 2021
The comparative method is an attempt not just to identify similarities or differences but to account for them.
July 15, 2020
Did you miss our free July webinar? “Reading Religion: The Elements of a Strong Scholarly Review” is available online now at the American Academy of Religion. How do you write a quality… READ MORE
May 13, 2019
Research in religion and literature has become increasingly diverse in recent years, with specializations extending well beyond classical fields such as Christian metaphysical and Islamic Sufi poetry
October 24, 2018
This year’s American Academy of Religion annual meeting will host many panels focusing on books in the study of religion.
October 3, 2018
Much of the study of New Religious Movements (NRMs) is based in ethnographic work, but with older groups, scholars often turn to textual sources for analysis.
August 31, 2018
Death and dying are human universals—death rituals, mourning, and grief manifest in cultures and religions throughout the world.
July 12, 2018
Recent work on religions from South Asia draws on textual studies and critiques of Orientalism and colonial attitudes lingering in the field, to recent ethnographies in modern cities and online.
In the years after September 11, 2001, it has become practically impossible to talk about Islam—whether in the classroom, courtroom, or newsroom—without addressing stereotypical narratives of violent terrorism that permeate political and media discourse.