Religious studies scholars discuss book series, Foucault, John Brown, and more.
The world's largest gathering of scholars interested in the study of religion will convene in San Diego this weekend at the American Academy of Religion's annual meeting. Exhibit attendees can find Stanford Press at booth 319 and early arrivers can join us and author Ted Smith on Friday night at the Cat-Eye Club for a Poltical Theology Party (clearly, the best kind of party). To tide you over until then, this week the Stanford Press blog presents a lineup of pieces spotlighting SUP editors and authors integral to the press's publishing program in religious studies.
On shepherding a religious studies list into being.
How the dialogue between believers and nonbelievers is changing—for the better.
How John Brown's legacy disrupted the state's monopoly on legitimate violence.
For Foucault, religion is distinguished by how it inscribes language on bodies.
What we can learn from exploring the dynamics between belief systems.
Join us this Friday to celebrate a great year of discussion and debate in political theology.