• Matt K. Sheedy University of Manitoba



Sean Durbin, Jason Blum, Russell McCutcheon, Naomi Goldenberg, Dennis LoRusso


NAASR Notes began as feature with the Bulletin for the Study of Religion blog, where we invite members of the North American Association for the Study of Religion to describe books they are reading and/or research and writing projects that will be of interests to scholars in the field. The following are the first five pieces in the series: by Sean Durbin, Jason Blum, Russell McCutcheon, Naomi Goldenberg, and Dennis LoRusso.

Author Biography

Matt K. Sheedy, University of Manitoba

Matt K. Sheedy is a PhD candidate in the Department of Religion, University of Manitoba.


Arnal, William. 2014. The Symbolic Jesus: Historical Scholarship, Judaism, and the Construction of Contemporary Identity. New York: Routledge.

Arnal, William, and Russell T. McCutcheon. 2012. The Sacred Is the Profane: The Political Nature of “Religion. New York: Oxford University Press. http://dx.doi. org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199757114.001.0001

Bourdieu, Pierre. 1977. Outline of a Theory of Practice. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. http://dx.doi. org/10.1017/CBO9780511812507

———. 2005. The Social Structures of the Economy. London: Polity.

Fitzgerald, Timothy. 2011. Religion and Politics in International Relations: The Modern Myth. New York: Bloomsbury Academic.

Harding, Susan. 1987. “Convicted by the Holy Spirit: The Rhetoric of Fundamental Baptist Conversion.” American Ethnologist 14 (1): 167–81. http://dx.doi. org/10.1525/ae.1987.14.1.02a00100

———. 2000. The Book of Jerry Falwell: Fundamentalist Language and Politics. Princeton: Princeton University Press.

Herman, Jonathan. 2014. “The Spiritual Illusion: Constructive Steps Toward Rectification and Redescription.” Method and Theory in the Study of Religion 26 (2): 159– 82.

Lincoln, Bruce. 2002. Theorizing Myth: Narrative, Ideology, and Scholarship. Chicago: University Chicago Press.

McCutcheon, Russell T. 2001. Critics Not Caretakers: Redescribing the Public Study of Religion. Albany: State University of New York Press.

———. 2014. Entanglements: Marking Place in the Field of Religion. London: Equinox Publishing.

Nongbri, Brent. 2015. Before Religion: A History of a Modern Concept. New Haven: Yale University Press.



How to Cite

Sheedy, M. (2015). NAASR Notes. Bulletin for the Study of Religion, 44(2), 31–39.