Thanks to everyone for a great meeting in San Antonio. Mark your calendar for next year: Boston, November 18–21, 2017.
Just published: Read thought-provoking articles and in-depth book reviews in the December issue of JAAR. Sign up for JAAR e-mail alerts and be the first to read the latest scholarship before it's available in print.
The AAR Public Understanding of Religion Committee invites nominations and self-nominations for the Marty Award. Deadline: January 25, 2017.
The Arthur Vining Davis Foundations have awarded a five-year grant to the AAR to develop and promote guidelines for religious literacy college-wide.
"Let’s Get Physical: Using Sports, Yoga, and Dance to Teach about Religion," with intro by Fred Glennon and articles by Rebecca Alpert, Philip Arnold, Annie Blazer, Patton Burchett, Arthur Remillard, Katherine Zubko.
Nominations are being accepted for the 2017 AAR Religion and the Arts Award. Deadline: February 1, 2017.
The American Council of Learned Societies announces the 2016–17 ACLS fellowship competitions, which promote the full spectrum of humanities and humanistic social sciences research.
Books and Major Publications:
Shai Feraro, Tel Aviv University
Contemporary Alternative Spiritualities in Israel
Jeremy Kidwell, University of Birmingham
The Theology of Craft and the Craft of Work: From Tabernacle to Eucharist
Deanna Thompson, Hamline University
The Virtual Body of Christ in a Suffering World
Daniel Hodge, North Park University
Hip Hop's Hostile Gospel: A Post-Soul Theological Exploration
Mathew Foust, Central Connecticut State University
Feminist Encounters with Confucius
Andrew Rippin (1950–2016), University of Victoria, Emeritus
Longtime AAR member, he passed away on November 29, 2016, at the age of 66.