David G. Robertson holds a PhD in Religious Studies from the University of Edinburgh. His research is focussed on conspiracy narratives in contemporary religious discourse, and incorporates historical discourse analysis and critical theory. He is Co-founding Editor of the Religious Studies Project and a committee member of the British Association for the Study of Religion. Recent publications include “(Always) Living in the End Times: the Rolling Prophecy of Conspiracy Culture” in Harvey & Newcombe (Eds.), Prophecy in the New Millennium: When Prophecies Persist (INFORM/Ashgate 2013) and “Transformation: Whitley Strieber’s Paranormal Gnosis” in Nova Religio 18.1 (2014). For a full CV and my MSc thesis on contemporary gnosticism, see his Academia page or personal blog.
Worldviews and Ways of Life
Drone Metal Mysticism
Magic and Modernity
The BASR and the Impact of Religious Studies
Children in New Religious Movements
What do we mean by Indigenous Religion(s)?
Millennialism and Violence?
Minority Religions in the Secret Police Archives
Yoga in Museums
Christmas Special 2016 – The Unverifiable Truth-Claim!
New Horizons in the Sociology of Religion: Beyond Secularization?
Sociology of Religion – and Religious Studies?
Communism and Catholicism: Religion and Religious Studies in Lithuania
An Introduction to the Sociology of Religion
UFOs, Conspiracy Theories… and Religion?
Music, Marketing and Megachurches
Christmas Special 2015 – Fourteen to One!
Minority Religions and the Law
Discursive Approaches and the Crises of Religious Studies
The Invention of the Secular Academy
The Supernatural and the New Comparativism
Gurdjieff and the Study of Contemporary Religion
The Brethren in Scotland
Christmas Special 2014 – MasterBrain!
Spiritualism and Shamanism
Religion and Literature
Studying “Non-Ordinary Realities”: A Roundtable Discussion
Studying Vernacular Religion in the US
The Uses of “Indigenous Religion”
Authors meet Critics: “New Age Spirituality”
“Unruly Angels”: An Interview with Ingvild Gilhus
Roundtable on Religious Studies and Academic Credibility beyond ‘World Religions’
Christmas Special 2013 – Nul Point
John Wolffe and Ronald Hutton on Historical Approaches
Outtakes and Review of the Year
Material Religion Roundtable
Alex Norman on Spiritual Tourism
Bruno Latour, Talking “Religiously”, part 2
Bruno Latour, Talking “Religiously”, part 1
The World Religions Paradigm
Christmas Special – Only 60 Seconds!
Religion in the 2011 UK Census
Druidry and the Definition of Religion
J. Gordon Melton on American Millennialism
Roundtable: Building an Academic Career
Editors’ Picks 4: The Secularisation Thesis
Editors’ Picks 2: The Phenomenology of Religion
Roundtable: Critics or Caretakers?
David Voas on Quantitative Research
Titus Hjelm on Marxist Approaches to the Study of Religions
Tariq Modood on the Crisis of European Secularism
Jolyon Mitchell on Religion, Violence and the Media
Roundtable: Can We Trust the Social Sciences?
Religion After Darwin
The Secularisation Thesis
Roundtable: What is the Future of Religious Studies?
The Phenomenology of Religion