Philosophy of Religion

“A Language In Which To Think Of The World” – Animism, Indigenous Traditions, And The Deprovincialization Of Philosophy Of Religion, Part 1 (Mikel Burley)

The following is the first part in a two-part installment. The phrase “a language in which to think of the world” derives from a discussion by the philosopher D. Z. Phillips of the notion of animism or, more specifically, of certain forms of animistic expression exemplified by particular Native Americans.[1] Commenting on an earlier essay […]

Critical Theory Media Theory

Spaced And Placed: Hetero-‘Topic’ Interpretations Of The Warsaw Ghetto (Madison Tarleton)

Introduction “Ghetto,” a colloquized term that presently designates an impoverished, neglected, or undesirable residential area, originally was used to distinguish similarly undesirable parts of town—Jewish parts of town. Early entomology suggests that the term ghetto describes “the quarter in a city… to which the Jews were restricted”[1], as well as “a quarter in a city, […]

Psychology of Religion Theology

Religion And Mental Health – The Therapuetic Value Of The Teachings of Jesus, Part 2 (Thomas Roberts and Delbert Hayden)

The following is the second part in a two-part installment. You can find the first part here.  Maintaining a State of Hope and Taking a Transcendent Perspective about Human Worries One indicator of mental health is the ability to maintain a state of hope in the face of life’s struggles. Some researchers have concluded that […]


Re-Envisioning Religious Studies As A Global Discipline – A Pre-AAR Symposium

When?  Nov. 15-16 Where?  University of Denver, Sturm Hall 266. Map Register here.   Registration is free, but limited to a maximum of 80 people. List of hotels that offer a discount for guests attending events at the University of Denver.  Just ask for the “DU Rate”. The Journal for Cultural and Religious Theory and the Department of Religious […]