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