http://journal.equinoxpub.com/IR/issue/feed Implicit Religion 2019-12-18T13:41:50+00:00 David G. Robertson david.robertson@open.ac.uk Open Journal Systems <p>This international journal offers a platform for scholarship that challenges the traditional boundary between religion and non-religion and the tacit assumptions underlying this distinction. It invites contributions from a critical perspective on various cultural formations that are usually excluded from religion by the gatekeeping practices of the general public, practitioners, the law, and even some scholars of religion.&nbsp;</p> http://journal.equinoxpub.com/IR/article/view/15404 Editorial 2019-12-18T13:41:46+00:00 David G. Robertson david.robertson@open.ac.uk 2019-12-16T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2019 Equinox Publishing Ltd. http://journal.equinoxpub.com/IR/article/view/15407 There is No Religion in the Bible 2019-12-18T13:41:47+00:00 Naomi R. Goldenberg Naomi4339@rogers.com <p>The author argues that “religion” as a term designating distinct phenomena or institutions is alien to the Bible, the text that supposedly anchors the concept in Western politics and imagination. She analyses excerpts from books and lectures by prominent scholars to show that even when they state outright that “religion” is non-existent in biblical times and thus is a misleading and inaccurate descriptor, each one then ignores this insight and proceeds to employ the fiction that “religion” is present in ancient cultures. Such habits of contradiction perpetuate an illusion. The author then discusses several specific texts from each testament to argue that the subject of biblical literature is governance. She contends that biblical depictions of God and His representatives are narratives about sovereignty, authoritative jurisdiction and communal allegiance.</p> 2019-12-16T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2019 Equinox Publishing Ltd. http://journal.equinoxpub.com/IR/article/view/15405 Mircea Eliade, Michael Jackson, and the Normalization of Psychopathology 2019-12-18T13:41:47+00:00 Leonardo Ambasciano leonardo.ambasciano@gmail.com <p>How do we deal with the (to say the least) problematic history of our acadeic superstars?</p> 2019-12-16T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2019 Equinox Publishing Ltd. http://journal.equinoxpub.com/IR/article/view/15408 Is Secularism a World Religion? 2019-12-18T13:41:47+00:00 Donovan O. Schaefer doschaef@sas.upenn.edu Christopher R. Cotter Chris.Cotter@ed.ac.uk <div>Podcast with Donovan Schaefer, 28 November 2016</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Interviewed by Christopher R. Cotter</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Transcribed by Catrin J. Sawford</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Audio and transcript available at: <a href="https://religiousstudiesproject.com/%20podcast/is-secularism-a-world-religion/">https://religiousstudiesproject.com/</a></div> <div><a href="https://religiousstudiesproject.com/%20podcast/is-secularism-a-world-religion/">podcast/is-secularism-a-world-religion/</a></div> 2019-12-16T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2019 Equinox Publishing Ltd. http://journal.equinoxpub.com/IR/article/view/15410 Secularism is Not a World Religion 2019-12-18T13:41:48+00:00 Tenzan Eaghll Eaghll@hotmail.com <div>Response to:</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div> <table width="100%" class="data mceItemTable" style="border: 0px currentColor; border-image: none; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8px; border-spacing: 0px;" border="0"> <tbody> <tr valign="top"> <td class="value" style="padding-bottom: 0.25em;">Podcast with Donovan Schaefer, 28 November 2016<br>Interviewed by Christopher R. Cotter<br>Transcribed by Catrin J. Sawford<br>Audio and transcript available at:&nbsp;<a style="color: rgb(0, 102, 204); text-decoration-line: none;" href="https://religiousstudiesproject.com/%20podcast/is-secularism-a-world-religion/">https://religiousstudiesproject.com/</a><a style="color: rgb(0, 102, 204); text-decoration-line: none;" href="https://religiousstudiesproject.com/%20podcast/is-secularism-a-world-religion/">podcast/is-secularism-a-world-religion/</a></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </div> 2019-12-16T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2019 Equinox Publishing Ltd. http://journal.equinoxpub.com/IR/article/view/15412 Three Approaches to Teaching Secularism in Religious Studies 2019-12-18T13:41:48+00:00 James Murphy james.murphy@canterbury.ac.uk <div>Response to:</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div> <table width="100%" class="data mceItemTable" style="border: 0px currentColor; border-image: none; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8px; border-spacing: 0px;" border="0"> <tbody> <tr valign="top"> <td class="value" style="padding-bottom: 0.25em;">Podcast with Donovan Schaefer, 28 November 2016<br>Interviewed by Christopher R. Cotter<br>Transcribed by Catrin J. Sawford<br>Audio and transcript available at:&nbsp;<a style="color: rgb(0, 102, 204); text-decoration-line: none;" href="https://religiousstudiesproject.com/%20podcast/is-secularism-a-world-religion/">https://religiousstudiesproject.com/</a><a style="color: rgb(0, 102, 204); text-decoration-line: none;" href="https://religiousstudiesproject.com/%20podcast/is-secularism-a-world-religion/">podcast/is-secularism-a-world-religion/</a></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </div> 2019-12-16T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2019 Equinox Publishing Ltd. http://journal.equinoxpub.com/IR/article/view/15414 Keeping the Secular Deck Intact 2019-12-18T13:41:48+00:00 Thomas J. Coleman III Colema56@uni.coventry.ac.uk Kyle J. Messick messickk@uni.coventry.ac.uk <div>Response to:</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div> <table width="100%" class="data mceItemTable" style="border: 0px currentColor; border-image: none; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8px; border-spacing: 0px;" border="0"> <tbody> <tr valign="top"> <td class="value" style="padding-bottom: 0.25em;">Podcast with Donovan Schaefer, 28 November 2016<br>Interviewed by Christopher R. Cotter<br>Transcribed by Catrin J. Sawford<br>Audio and transcript available at:&nbsp;<a style="color: rgb(0, 102, 204); text-decoration-line: none;" href="https://religiousstudiesproject.com/%20podcast/is-secularism-a-world-religion/">https://religiousstudiesproject.com/</a><a style="color: rgb(0, 102, 204); text-decoration-line: none;" href="https://religiousstudiesproject.com/%20podcast/is-secularism-a-world-religion/">podcast/is-secularism-a-world-religion/</a></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </div> 2019-12-16T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2019 Equinox Publishing Ltd. http://journal.equinoxpub.com/IR/article/view/15416 How Our Paradigms Limit Our Measures 2019-12-18T13:41:49+00:00 Jacqui Frost jacquifrost@gmail.com <div>Response to:</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div> <table width="100%" class="data mceItemTable" style="border: 0px currentColor; border-image: none; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8px; border-spacing: 0px;" border="0"> <tbody> <tr valign="top"> <td class="value" style="padding-bottom: 0.25em;">Podcast with Donovan Schaefer, 28 November 2016<br>Interviewed by Christopher R. Cotter<br>Transcribed by Catrin J. Sawford<br>Audio and transcript available at:&nbsp;<a style="color: rgb(0, 102, 204); text-decoration-line: none;" href="https://religiousstudiesproject.com/%20podcast/is-secularism-a-world-religion/">https://religiousstudiesproject.com/</a><a style="color: rgb(0, 102, 204); text-decoration-line: none;" href="https://religiousstudiesproject.com/%20podcast/is-secularism-a-world-religion/">podcast/is-secularism-a-world-religion/</a></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </div> 2019-12-16T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2019 Equinox Publishing Ltd. http://journal.equinoxpub.com/IR/article/view/15418 The Journey of Secularism 2019-12-18T13:41:49+00:00 Mariam Goshadze mgoshadze@fas.harvard.edu 2019-12-16T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2019 Equinox Publishing Ltd. http://journal.equinoxpub.com/IR/article/view/15419 Incorporating Secularism and Related Constructs within the Critical Study of Religion 2019-12-18T13:41:50+00:00 Christopher R. Cotter Chris.Cotter@ed.ac.uk 2019-12-16T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2019 Equinox Publishing Ltd. http://journal.equinoxpub.com/IR/article/view/15422 The Secular Twist 2019-12-18T13:41:50+00:00 Donovan O. Schaefer doschaef@sas.upenn.edu 2019-12-16T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2019 Equinox Publishing Ltd.