Category Archives: Deconstructing Religion

Multiple Religious Belonging after Religion: Strategic Religious Participation and Other Issues

Last month I attended a short conference in Birmingham about Multiple Religious Belonging and ways that church institutions react to it, and can learn to be more welcome to people with such dual/ multiple/ hyphenated identities or belongings. Some interesting … Continue reading

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After the Deconstruction of Religion?

The Finnish scholar Teemu Taira recently did a piece for the Religious Studies Project website on what happens after we deconstruct religion, which can be found here: Categorising “Religion”: From Case Studies to Methodology I was the respondent for this … Continue reading

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Introduction to the Study of Religion Workshops

Here are the videos of 3 workshops on the theme “Intoduction to the Study of Religion” that I delivered at the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies, Nanyang Technological University: The first explores: “Studying Religion and Interreligious Studies after Religion” … Continue reading

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On the Proper Use(s) of the Word ‘Scholarship’: Reflections from the 2014 American Academy of Religion Conference

The study of religion is a divided world. I write after returning from the 2014 American Academy of Religion (AAR) Conference. This event has left me with a question: what, properly speaking, is the academic or scholarly study of religion … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Comparative Religion

Thoughts on Comparative Religion For much of the C20th the comparative method not only predominated in the study of religion, it could almost have been said to have been the defining feature of that study. To study one in isolation, … Continue reading

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