An Unsettled Discipline

Reflections and Suggestions in the Study of Religion


  • Philip L. Tite University of Washington



discipline, identity crisis, religious studies, uncertainty

Author Biography

Philip L. Tite, University of Washington

Philip L. Tite is an independent scholar living in Seattle, WA. He holds a PhD degree from McGill University (2005) and has authored several books and articles. His most recent book is Valentinian Ethics and Paraenetic Discourse: Determining the Social Function of Moral Exhortation in Valentinian Christianity (NHMS, 67; Leiden: Brill Academic Publishers, 2009). He was a visiting assistant professor at Willamette University and has held visiting research appointments at both Willamette University and the University of Washington. 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.






How to Cite

Tite, P. (2012). An Unsettled Discipline: Reflections and Suggestions in the Study of Religion. Bulletin for the Study of Religion, 41(3), 1.



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