Read the New Board Statement

The AAR Board of Directors recently issued a statement affirming that the academic study of religion is crucial to higher education.

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New AAR–OUP Book

In Syncretism and Christian Tradition: Race and Revelation in the Study of Religious Mixture, Ross Kane argues that the history of syncretism's use in Christian theology accentuates interpretive problems, and he shows how the fields of religious studies and theology have approached syncretism with a racialized imagination still suffering the legacies of European colonialism.

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Book cover of Syncretism and Christian Tradition


Journalism Award Now Accepting Entries

Deadline: March 6

Every year, the AAR honors the best in-depth reporting on religion. The contest is open to all print and web-based journalists at media outlets of any size.

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Book Awards Now Accepting Nominations

Deadline: February 10

Nominate books for the Best First Book in the History of Religions, Religion and Arts Book Award, and Awards for Excellence in the Study of Religion. 

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Marty Award Now Accepting Nominations

Deadline: January 25

The Martin E. Marty Award for the Public Understanding of Religion, established in 1996, recognizes extraordinary contributions to the public understanding of religion.

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About the American Academy of Religion

The AAR is the largest scholarly society dedicated to the academic study of religion, with more than 8,000 members around the world. The AAR's mission is to foster excellence in the academic study of religion and enhance the public understanding of religion.

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