Volume 74, Number 1, March 2006

Table of Contents

From: Journal of the American Academy of Religion

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Special Issue: Articles and Essays on the Future of the Study of Religion in the Academy

  Editor's Note

pp. 1-6


  Theology in Modernity's Wake

pp. 7-15

Responses and Rejoinders

  Dear Ellen Armour

pp. 16-18

  Reply to Ochs

pp. 19-20

  The Discipline and Its Other: The Dialectic of Alterity in the Study of Religion

pp. 21-38

Responses and Rejoinders

  The Discipline(s) and Its (Their) Other(s): A Response to Jose Ignacio Cabezon

pp. 39-44

  In Defense of Abstraction: A Reply to William Schweiker

pp. 45-46

  Reflections on Tradition and Inquiry in the Study of Religions

pp. 47-58

Responses and Rejoinders

  Response to Gavin Flood, "Reflections on Tradition and Inquiry in the Study of Religion"

pp. 59-63

  Reply to Nancy Levene

pp. 64-65

  On the Future of the Study of Religion in the Academy

pp. 66-74

Responses and Rejoinders

  Response to Paul J. Griffiths

pp. 75-76

  Reply to Armour

pp. 77-78

  Sources of History: Myth and Image

pp. 79-101

Responses and Rejoinders

  The Limits of History: A Response to Nancy Levene

pp. 102-104

  Reply to Jose Ignacio Cabezon

pp. 105-106

  Contrapuntal Readings in Muslim Thought: Translations and Transitions

pp. 107-118

Responses and Rejoinders

  Response to Moosa

pp. 119-121

  Rejoinder to Paul J. Griffiths' Response

pp. 122-124

  Comparative Religious Traditions

pp. 125-128

Responses and Rejoinders

  Response to Peter Ochs' 'Comparative Religious Traditions'

pp. 129-132

  Reply to Segal

pp. 133-134

  On the Future of Religious Ethics: Keeping Religious Ethics, Religious and Ethical

pp. 135-151

Responses and Rejoinders

  Response to William Schweiker

pp. 152-154

  Rejoinder to Gavin Flood

pp. 155-156

  All Generalizations Are Bad: Postmodernism on Theories

pp. 157-171

Responses and Rejoinders

  Response to Robert Segal

pp. 172-175

  Reply to Moosa

pp. 176-178

  The Future of Religion

pp. 179-186

Responses and Rejoinders

  Divining the Future Places of Religion: A Partial Response to Graham Ward, 'The Future of Religion'

pp. 187-191

  Reply to Elizabeth A. Castelli

pp. 192-193

Review Essay

  Religious Studies: A Bibliographic Essay

pp. 194-211

Book Reviews

  Ancient Judaism and Christian Origins: Diversity, Continuity, and Transformation (review)

pp. 212-215

  Approaching the Land of Bliss: Religious Praxis in the Cult of Amitabha (review)

pp. 215-218

  Chosen Peoples: Sacred Sources of National Identity (review)

pp. 218-221

  Common Morality: Deciding What to Do (review)

pp. 221-224

  Doubly Chosen: Jewish Identity, the Soviet Intelligentsia, and the Russian Orthodox Church (review)

pp. 224-227

  Impossible God: Derrida's Theology (review)

pp. 227-229

  The Invention of World Religions: Or, How European Universalism Was Preserved in the Language of Pluralism (review)

pp. 229-232

  Islamic Architecture: Form, Function, and Meaning (review)

pp. 232-235

  Life after Death: A History of the Afterlife in the Religions of the West (review)

pp. 235-238

  The Lion and the Lamb: Evangelicals and Catholics in America (review)

pp. 238-241

  Loss: The Politics of Mourning (review)

pp. 241-243

  New Religious Movements in the Twenty-First Century: Legal, Political, and Social Challenges in Global Perspective (review)

pp. 243-247

  Personal Identity and Buddhist Philosophy: Empty Persons (review)

pp. 247-250

  Place and Space in Modern Fiction (review)

pp. 251-253

  Religion and the Death Penalty: A Call for Reckoning (review)

pp. 253-256

  Seeing through Zen: Encounter, Transformation, and Genealogy in Chinese Chan Buddhism (review)

pp. 256-259

  The Sex Lives of Saints: An Erotics of Ancient Hagiography (review)

pp. 259-262

  Singing the Lord's Song in a Strange Land: Hymnody in the History of North American Protestantism, and: Wonderful Words of Life: Hymns in American Protestant History and Theology, and: How Sweet the Sound: Music in the Spiritual Lives of Americans (review)

pp. 262-266

  Sufi Martyrs of Love: Chishti Sufism in South Asia and Beyond (review)

pp. 266-269

  When the Great Abyss Opened: Classic and Contemporary Readings of Noah's Flood (review)

pp. 269-271