Debating a Discipline, Contesting Identities, and the Future of Islamic Studies
Keywords:Bulletin for the Study of Religion, Islam, Loch Ness, Naga, New Atheism, Atheism, Religion, Theory, Buddhism, Scotland, Hinduism, Aaron Hughes, Omid Safi
Editor's introduction to the Bulletin for the Study of Religion 43.4 (2014). Presents the panel of articles on the "future of Islamic studies", with a particular focus on the etic/emic debate in not only Islamic studies but religious studies more broadly. Presents the two standalone articles (one on the Loch Ness monster in Scotland re-conceptualized as a "naga" creature; the other a theoretical look at atheism as historic object of study) as well as a conference report in "Field Notes".
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