Among my courses this Fall semester — starting in a little over a week — is one on theories of religion; in one way or another I’ve taught elements of a course like this many times (in fact, my intro course even touches on some of these topics), but rarely in a seminar devoted to nothing other than attempts to account for why people are religious.
Have you been following the new U.S. President’s first overseas trip–including stops in Saudi Arabia, Israel, and Italy…?
Many news sources have commented on the fact that (as evidenced in the above photo), while in Saudi Arabia, Melania Trump, the First Lady, and her step-daughter, Ivanka, did not cover their heads (as is customary for women there) while in Vatican City, when visiting with the Pope, they did. Continue reading
Only recently did it come to my attention that one of the journals in our field now seems to understand itself in a curiously narrow way. Continue reading
The other day I came across this video, from a publisher advertising a recent textbook on world religions. Continue reading
Jack knew a thing or two, like how to cope with a splitting headache after losing to a faculty member at badminton.
So we’ll see you later this afternoon, for pizza, birdies, and goodbye to the Spring semester (and, yes, hello exams and essay-writing). Check the REL FB page’s Event for details.
Oh, and by the way: BYO Bromo Seltzer.
Yes, it’s that time of year again — the Spring semester’s classes are winding down but the competitive spirit is ramping up, in preparation for the what is now almost a decade old tradition: the Manly Cup. Continue reading