Podcasting the Study of Religions

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Project

Podcasting the Study of Religions

The Religious Studies
Project

Podcasting the Study of Religions

The Religious Studies
Project

Podcasting the Study of Religions

The Religious Studies
Project

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The Dark Goddess: A Post-Jungian Interpretation

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However, while Warren has found a consensus on the nature of the Dark Goddess amongst the texts and YouTube communities that she is examining, not all adherents within contemporary Goddess Spirituality view the Dark Goddess in the same way.  In fact, the Dark, or Shadow aspect of Goddess, is a point of heated debate within the Goddess community amongst adherents, feminist theologians, and thealogians.
experience
gender
Goddess
Jung
Pagan
Spirituality
Thealogy

Mother Earth, Sister Earth: A Response to the RSP Interview with Dr. Susannah Crockford

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I have lived in the American Southwest much of my life, and so Dr. Crockford’s description of Sedona and its inhabitants was very familiar to me (although I have never visited that particular corner of Arizona). I was somewhat startled, though, by the idea of connecting the kind of hyperemotionalized and largely disembodied approach to spirituality and the environment that she found there to gendered discourses. On a personal level, as a former inhabitant of the region, I see much closer connections between the kind of American New Age spirituality she described and the transhumanist millenarianism that pervades much of the culture of Silicon Valley.
Ecospirituality
emotion
gender
millenarianism
nature
Race MoChridhe
Susannah Crockford

Editors' Picks, Summer 2018: Disenchanting India

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This week, Ella Bock tells us why she thinks you should re-listen to our interview with Johannes Quack on Indian Rationalism, and a Relational Approach to Non-religion: "A great listen for better understanding the boundary between religion and non-religion, especially outside of a western context!"
anthropology
Atheism
Bourdieu
Christopher Cotter
Death
Fields
India
Johannes Quack
Nonreligion
Orientalism
Rationalism
science

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Religious Studies Opportunities Digest - 17 October 2018

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Welcome to the latest edition of The Religious Studies Project Opportunities Digest! This week you will find two conference calls for papers, one event, one call for proposals, and two job opportunities. Thanks to everyone who has signed up to support the RSP thus far through our Patreon–and PayPal options. We are aiming for 100 patrons (currently 29) to fund planned developments over the coming year. See our donations page for details of how you can sign up for a regular subscription, leave a one-off donation, advertise with us, or use our Amazon links.

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A Dark Goddess: An inter-religious language for feminine spirituality

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Ross Downing interviews academic and vlogger Áine Warren about her research and fieldwork experience of the Dark Goddess; a contemporary Pagan feminist figure being fed into by women from all over the world and from many religious backgrounds. The inspiration of Jungian psychology is discussed and the development of a media-based theology or thealogy.
contemporary paganism
female spiritual experience
feminist religious discourse
goddess spirituality

Representations of Religious Studies in Popular Culture

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Given that popular cultural representations are more likely to shape public perceptions about what the study of religion is and who does it than either direct experience in the classroom or statistics about graduation rates and job placements, we hope that you will agree that we should try to understand what these perceptions are. In this podcast, Chris speaks with Professors Brian Collins and Kristen Tobey about this fascinating and important topic.
academia
Dan Brown
Education
Film
Indiana Jones
Literature
Novels
Popular Culture
Social Construction
Stereotype

Ecospirituality, Gender and Nature

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Is, as Sherry Ortner once asked, Female to Nature as Male is to Culture? Where does this discourse come from? How does this gendering of nature intersect with contemporary forms of ecospirituality? And religion more generally? Why does it matter? And for whom? Joining Chris today to discuss these questions and more, is Dr Susannah Crockford of Ghent University.
Activism
Arizona
Ecospirituality
environmentalism
feminism
gender
nature
new age
Politics
Spirituality

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The Religious Studies Project (RSP) is an international collaborative enterprise producing weekly podcasts with leading scholars on the social-scientific study of religion. Since January 2012 we have released over 250 interviews (of around 30 minutes) on cutting-edge theoretical, methodological and empirical issues, which is available through the website, iTunes and other portals. In addition to the podcasts, the website also features weekly essays, roundtable discussions, book reviews, resources, and conference reports, plus our weekly digest of opportunities (jobs, journals, conferences, etc). Find out more about our international team here. The Religious Studies Project is produced by The Religious Studies Project Association (SCIO), a Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation (charity number SC047750). Our constitution can be viewed here.

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