Thanks to all attendees and exhibitors for a great 2013 Annual Meeting in Baltimore! See you next year in San Diego.
December issue: dedicated to Robert N. Bellah in memoriam; includes a tribute by Mark Juergensmeyer and a round table on the sociology of religion with a response by Dr. Bellah.
Call for Papers submission deadline is December 15, 2013. The regional meeting takes place at Luther Seminary, Saint Paul, Minnesota, April 4–5, 2014.
Call for new volume on teaching interreligious encounters in the AAR’s Teaching Religious Studies series published by Oxford University Press. Deadline: December 31.
Read the October issue of Religious Studies News for valuable Annual Meeting information, features, news, and Spotlight on Teaching about team teaching.
Call for Papers submission deadline is January 6, 2014. The regional meeting takes place at Ohio Northern University, Ada, Ohio, April 4–5, 2014.
New AAR initiative to support research collaborations between and among scholars in different geographical regions. Awards range from $500 to $5000. Deadline: January 6, 2014.
Call for Papers submission deadline is January 21, 2014. The regional meeting takes place at the University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada, May 9–11, 2014.
The AAR requests institutions with an undergraduate major in religious studies support a survey of their former majors. Grants are available. The application deadline is February 1, 2014.
Call for Papers submission deadline is March 1, 2014. The regional meeting takes place at Boston College, Brighton, Massachusetts, April 26, 2014.
Books and Major Publications:
Anthony Maranise, Fellowship of Christian Athletes & Christian Brothers University
Sport & the Spiritual Life: The Integration of Playing & Praying
James Taneti, Campbell University Divinity College
Caste, Gender, and Christianity in India: Telugu Women in Mission
David R. Brockman, Southern Methodist University
Dialectical Democracy through Christian Thought: Individualism, Relationalism, and American Politics
Melissa Browning, Loyola University Chicago
Risky Marriage: HIV and Intimate Relationships in Tanzania
Awards and Accomplishments:
Andre Johnson, Memphis Theological Seminary
Won Outstanding Book Award for 2013 from the NCA's African American Communication and Culture Division.
Sayed Hassan Akhlaq Hussaini, Center for the Study of Islam and the Middle East
Completed a five-week research seminar titled "Justice and Responsibility: Cultural and Philosophical Considerations"