Rock, Rattle, and Roll

Rattling Cages and Challenging the Study of Religion


  • Philip L. Tite University of Washington



study of religion, editorial

Author Biography

Philip L. Tite, University of Washington

Philip L. Tite is an Affiliate Lecturer at the University of Washington and an adjunct instructor at Seattle University in Seattle WA USA. He holds a PhD degree from McGill University (2005) and has authored several books and articles. His most recent books include The Apocryphal Epistle to the Laodiceans: An Epistolary and Rhetorical Analysis (TENT, 7; Leiden: Brill Academic Publishers, 2012) and Valentinian Ethics and Paraenetic Discourse: Determining the Social Function of Moral Exhortation in Valentinian Christianity (NHMS, 67; Leiden: Brill Academic Publishers, 2009). As a specialist in the study of early Christianity, in particular Valentinian Gnosticism, Tite has strong interests in elucidating social processes at work in the study of religious phenomena. He also has strong interests in method and theory, religion and violence, and pedagogical issues in the academic study of religion.


Altman, Michael. 2017. Heathen, Hindoo, Hindu: American Representations of India, 1721-1893. New York: Oxford University Press.

Hughes, Aaron W., ed. 2017. Theory in a Time of Excess: Beyond Reflection and Explanation in Religious Studies Scholarship. Sheffield: Equinox Publishing.




How to Cite

Tite, P. (2018). Rock, Rattle, and Roll: Rattling Cages and Challenging the Study of Religion. Bulletin for the Study of Religion, 47(2), 1.



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