Phenomenology Philosophy of Religion

Secularism And Its Discontents – On Charting Pathways With A Phenomenology Of Religion, Part 1 (Ludger Hagerdorn and Michael Staudigl)

The following is the introductory article for the Spring 2018 issue (Vol. 17, No. 2) of the Journal for Cultural and Religious Theory.  It is published in two installments.  The whole .pdf version can be found here.  The article was conceived and written with the generous support of two research grants from the Austrian Science Fund […]

Religious Studies Theology

Religious Studies and Comparative Theology – An Appraisal (Joshua Samuel)

The title “religious scholar,” it must be remembered, is a very ambiguous categorization. It could either mean those who are engaged in academic work in the religious department of a university or it could also include those involved in subjective religious study, like in a seminary. From a critical post-modern perspective, it could also include […]


Review – Bahai Religion And Religious Cycles (Rebekah Gordon)

Sergeev, Mikhail.  Theory of Religious Cycles: Tradition, Modernity, and the Baha’i Faith.  Amsterdam:  Brill Rodopi, 2015.  ISBN-10:9004300031.  Paperback.  176 pages. In A Theory of Religious Cycles Mikhail Sergeev undertakes the daunting task of establishing a universally applicable framework of religious development. Coming from communist Russia in which religion was prohibited, Sergeev’s voice distinguishes itself as an […]

Political Theology Political Theory

Religious Autonomy As Secularism’s Silent Partner (Darshan Datar)

Scholarship has noted that the genealogical trajectory of a state has consistently had an impact on the evolution of state-church relationships. Philosophers have conceded that historically, as a sociological fact, religion was not purged from the public as much as it gradually lost its relevance to public life. Charles Taylor prolifically referred to this phenomenon […]