Category Archives: Features

In the last feature of the “semester” we’re continuing with the video format. A couple of months ago the RSP attended the Open University’s conference on Contemporary Religion in Historical Perspectives. I went about asking the pundits a couple of questions about Religion and its Publics. This week we have the

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In this second of a two-part series, Richard Ascough adds his voice to Sharday Mosurinjohn’s reflections on a new blog post assignment used in a course on Spirituality, Secularity, and Nonreligion taught through the School of Religion at Queen’s University. In the earlier post, Sharday noted that she learned two key lessons: that students are concerned about what it means to be “critical” in a public posting and that they do not have a level of digital literacy that one might expect in a generation that grew up fully immersed in digital technologies. In this follow-up post, Sharday and Richard discuss strengths and weaknesses in students’ digital literacy and explore how understanding one of the weaknesses might actually help us understand a particularly troublesome religious studies concept – what they consider a “threshold concept.”

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A Response to “Muslim Superheroes”
by Kemal Budak

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A Response to “Worldviews and Ways of Life”
by Alex Uzdavines

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In this first post of a two-part series Sharday Mosurinjohn reflects on the outcome of a new assignment that was intended to invite students to write in a way that was both familiar to their usual online communication (short and social media-based) and scholarly. The results led her to rethink the meaning of “authentic learning” (pedagogical approaches that empower learners to collaborate with one another – and in this case, professional scholars – to engage real-world complex problems) when it comes to digital information and communication technologies. In the second post, she and colleague Richard Ascough (School of Religion, Queen’s University) will discuss strengths and weaknesses in students’ digital literacy and explore how understanding one of the weaknesses might actually help us understand a particularly troublesome religious studies concept – what they consider a “threshold concept.”

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A Response to “Drone Metal Mysticism” by Owen Coggins
Francis Stewart

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A Response to “Stereotyping Religion: Critical Approaches to Pervasive Clichés”
by Christopher F. Silver

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A Responses to “Why do we believe? Evolution, Primates, and the Human Niche”
by Tenzan  Eaghll

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This week we’ve got something a little different for the Features segment. A couple of months ago the RSP attended the Open University’s conference on Contemporary Religion in Historical Perspectives. We thought this would be a great opportunity to do another RSP video! This time we decided to do something

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A response to “The BASR and the Impact of Religious Studies”
By Jonathan Tuckett

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A response to “Good Grief? Rituals of World Repairing”
by Douglas Davies

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A response to “From Non-Religion to Unbelief? A Developing Field…
by Alex Uzdavines[1]

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Edinburgh Masters students respond to Will Sweetman on “Against Invention: A Richer History for ‘Hinduism’”
by Whitney Roth and Lauren Flynn

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A response to “Autism, Religion, and Imagination with Ingela Visuri”
by Hans van Egyhen

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A Response to “African American Spiritual Churches”
by Justine Bakker

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