Workshop on "The Study of Religion as an Analytic Discipline" PDF-NOTE: Internet Explorer Users, right click the PDF Icon and choose [save target as] if you are experiencing problems with clicking. Print

Friday, November 16, 2:00 PM–6:00 PM

Analysis of academic norms for studying religion means to take up the problematic of scholars’ own norms and the studied religionists’ norms. It does not mean advocacy of interfaith dialogues or god-sharing. We wish to get beyond the paralysis-inducing guilt about what colonialism and “the West” have perpetrated, and seek to remain optimistic about our theory-and-method conscious studies of texts, traditions, and living/dead people. We need to explore how ideologies continue to inhabit academic norms and to identify effective ones. In the interest of relentless self-scrutiny in the study of religion, we aim to discuss how non-narcissistic work can be done in our field.

The cost for the workshop is $25, which includes the entire afternoon of sessions and a coffee break. Registration is limited to the first 35 participants. We do not want anyone to be prevented from attending the workshop due to cost. If you need a subsidy, please contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . To sign up for the workshop, log back into the online Annual Meeting registration system and add the workshop or fax in this form to +1-404-727-7959.

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