Philosophy of Religion Religious Studies Theology

What Exactly Is Postmodernism, And How Did It Change The Landscape Of Religious Studies?, Part 1 (Carl Raschke)

Almost a half century ago a change took place in the humanities, and by extension in the fledgling field of religious studies. By the 1990s that change had been a sea change. By the mid-1980s the change had come to be known as “postmodernism”. Today the expression, which is just as vague and polysemic as […]

Religious Studies

The Legacy Of Charles H. Long – Resisting and Short-Circuiting the Discourses Of Exclusion In The Theory And Practice Of Administration (Victor E. Taylor)

The following essay introduces the upcoming volume of the Journal for Cultural and Religious Theory featuring reflections on the work of renowned religious studies scholar Charles H. Long (1926-2020). It will be published in July 2022. The new universities, as research institutions, implied a new structure in the order of knowledge on both theoretical and […]

Jewish Philosophy of Religion

Tsimtsum In Life Of Pi, Part 4 (Daniel Reiser)

The following is the last of a four-part series. The first can be found here, the second here, the third here. Is what Martel presents his readers only a pragmatic approach which demonstrates the utilitarian value of religion? Is religion “false” but nevertheless worth adopting because it provides a better (story) way of life?[1] Is God just another […]

Mythology Religious Studies

Towards A New Comparative Methodology In Religious Studies (Kara Roberts)

Author Note: The following was originally written as the introduction to a much longer comparative project between two religious myths. Additionally, the creation of the following model for comparative methodology in religious studies could not have been possible without the help and guidance of Dr. Amy Balogh.  The field of comparative religious studies has a […]

Lutheran Theology Philosophy of Religion Theology

Lutheran Theology and Postmodern Philosophy, Part II (Olli-Pekka Vaino)

The following is the second part in a two-part installment. The first part can be found here.  On Epistemology Postmodern thinking is generally suspicious against post-Enlightenment epistemological projects, which aim to achieve objective knowledge. Postmoderns typically deny the possibility of having neutral “God’s point of view” or “a view from nowhere” to things. Instead, our […]

Religion and Media

Review – Digital Technologies and Religion in the Postmodern Era (Albert McClure)

Han, Sam. Technologies of Religion: Spheres of the Sacred in a Post-Secular Modernity. Routledge Research in Information Technology and Society 19. New York: Routledge, 2016.  ISBN-10: 1138855863.  Hardback, e-book.  142 pages. In Technologies of Religion Sam Han discusses religions’ relationships to new media technologies in the post-modern era. The key question Han raises is: “what […]