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Jessie Ball duPont Library
Religious Studies 301: Methodologies in Religious Studies
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A web-based digital video delivery service. Offers more than 77,000 educational titles in dozens of subject areas. Special features allow users the ability to organize and bookmark clips, share playlists, and personalize folders. Includes the FMG Archival Films & Newsreels Collection.
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Published by the Center for the Study of Material and Visual Cultures of Religion at Yale University and reviewed by members of our distinguished Editorial Board and other experts, MAVCOR Journal encourages contributors to think deeply about the objects, performances, sounds, and digital experiences that have framed and continue to frame particular human engagements with religion broadly understood and across diverse cultures, regions, traditions, and historical periods."
With a range of blogs and websites dedicated to religion flourishing online right now, Sacred Matters has a unique place among its peer publications. It is designed with the “nones” in mind, the fastest growing segment of the American religious landscape over the last ten years. These are individuals who prefer not to claim a specific, singular religious identity on surveys, who are unaffiliated, and who are mostly young Americans. But while they claim no religious affiliation, they are still not completely removed from the sacred. Sacred Matters features articles and commentaries that bring the sacred beings and things of society often excluded from conversations about religion and spirituality to the fore. The scope of topics is expansive but culture-bound, so everything from science to popular culture; theology to sexuality; health and healing to the Internet."
These intersections happen everywhere, from our homes to our courts, from the statehouse to the schoolhouse, in the lab and on the battlefield. R&P publishes a range of views, rather than promoting a specific political perspective. These discussions are informed by taking the long view, providing historical context, critical analysis, and thorough research with compelling writing.
The Religious Studies Project (RSP) was launched in 2012 to help disseminate contemporary issues in Religious Studies (RS) to a wider audience and provide a resource for undergraduate students of RS, their teachers, and interested members of the public.
The RSP provides engaging, concise and reliable accounts of the most important concepts, traditions, scholars and methodologies in the contemporary study of religion, without pushing a religious or nonreligious agenda or resorting to presenting “fact files” about “World Religions”.
"The Revealer publishes writing that reflects upon religion as a key point of intersection between beliefs, practices, politics, representation, economics, and identity, where the important forces that shape individuals, societies, and their relationship to each other, play out.
This can mean pointing a wider lens at the way others in the media cover an issue, or reviewing a book, or doing on-the-ground reporting on a situation. The Revealer offers published work in many forms, including blog posts, long form reporting, arts and culture reviews, first person narratives, and photography."
"Killing the Buddha is an online magazine of religion, culture, and politics. It began on November 13, 2000, when Peter Manseau and Jeff Sharlet invited readers who are both hostile and drawn to talk of God to join them in building an electronic Tower of Babel, a Talmudic cathedral of stories about faith lost and found."
The Forum on Religion and Ecology is the largest international multireligious project of its kind. With its conferences, publications, and website it is engaged in exploring religious worldviews, texts, ethics, and practices in order to broaden understanding of the complex nature of current environmental concerns.
The Forum recognizes that religions need to be in dialogue with other disciplines (e.g., science, economics, education, public policy) in seeking comprehensive solutions to both global and local environmental problems
"The Immanent Frame publishes interdisciplinary perspectives on religion, secularism, and the public sphere. Founded in October 2007 in conjunction with the Social Science Research Council’s program on Religion and the Public Sphere, The Immanent Frame features invited contributions and original essays, and serves as a forum for ongoing exchanges among leading thinkers from the social sciences and humanities."
Founded in 1949, SSSR fosters interdisciplinary dialogue and collaboration among scholars from sociology, religious studies, psychology, political science, economics, international studies, gender studies, and many other fields. Its flagship publication, the Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion, is the most cited resource in the field."
"The Critical Theory, Religion, and Pedagogy blog introduces concrete classroom exercises and pedagogical tools designed for instructors who wish to encourage critical reflection, specifically at the level of introductory undergraduate courses."
Articles featured in the Bulletin cover diverse religious traditions from any time period (from ancient religions to new religious movements), but are typically distinguished by their social scientific methods (e.g., historical, sociological, anthropological, cognitive scientific) or critical theory apparatus (i.e., post-colonialist, post-structuralist, neo-marxist). The Bulletin is unique in that it offers a forum for various academic voices to debate and reflect on the ever-changing state of the field, and insofar as it encourages scholars continually to engage meta-level questions at the leading edge of inquiry."
"The Marginalia Review of Books offers deep learning for the digital age. An international, open-access review of literature and culture at the nexus of history, theology, religion, and the arts, Marginalia provides a channel for new voices, voices from the periphery, and established voices venturing out into new territory."
"Rhetoric, Race, and Religion examines the intersection of rhetoric, race, and religion in society. We believe that these subjects are intricately woven within our society and produce a tapestry of discourse that leads people to respond and perform certain symbolic actions that are already deeply embedded in our culture."
"Syndicate is home to burgeoning intellectual community working within the humanities. It is a rapidly expanding network of scholars who are interested in not merely reviewing one another’s work, but engaging it with substance. It is a discursive space where mutual inquiry and collaboration are encouraged and nourished."
"Published three times a year by the Institute for Advanced Studies in Culture, The Hedgehog Review offers critical reflections on contemporary culture—how we shape it, and how it shapes us. We draw on the best scholarship and thought from the humanities and social sciences to craft an interdisciplinary approach that explores and illuminates the puzzles, vexations, and dilemmas that characterize the modern predicament."
"Culture on the Edge is comprised of a core collaborative research group and its invited guests. Together, they interrogate the contradiction between the historicity of identity, which is always fluid over place and time, and common scholarly assertions of a static and ahistorical origin for an identity community (whether religious, national, ethnic, etc.) against which cultural change can be measured."
ARDA offers statistics about all religions in countries throughout the world and allows the user to compare up to eight countries on a single page. The website's home page features US data, but have a look at the right-hand side for "Country Comparisons" for international data.
The Global Digital Library on Theology and Ecumenism produced by the World Council of Churches is a multilingual online library offering access free of charge to more than 650'000 full-text articles, journals, books and other resources. Its focus is on theology, intercultural and interreligious dialogue, ethics, and ecumenism in World Christianity.
The Pluralism Project is a two decade-long research project by Harvard University that engages students in studying the new religious diversity in the United States. They explore particularly the communities and religious traditions of Asia and the Middle East that have become woven into the religious fabric of the United States in the past twenty-five years.
WCD offers statistics about Christianity in countries throughout the world but also has information about other religions. It is available through the library's home page ( http://library.sewanee.edu/). Click on "Electronic Databases" then on "Name," then on "W," then on "World Christian Database. You can also find it by clicking on "Subject" and then on "Religion."