Religious Studies News
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Religious Studies News is the webmagazine of the American Academy of Religion (AAR), the world's largest scholarly and professional association of academics, teachers, and research scholars dedicated to furthering knowledge of religions and religious institutions in all their forms and manifestations.
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Religious Difference in a Secular Age: A Minority Report Roundtable Discussion
5 days ago
An Author-Meets-Critics Roundtable Session discussing Saba Mahmood’s recently published book, "Religious Difference in a Secular Age: A Minority Report" (Princeton University Press, 2016). Bringing together both senior and junior scholars invested in questions of secularism and secularity from varied disciplinary and thematic perspectives including American religious history, the study of Sikhism, Middle East politics, and modern Arabic literature, this panel will wrestle with the key themes, arguments, and conceptual interventions of this important book. It will also provide an opportunity to explore and engage new questions connected to modern secular governance, state sovereignty, minority rights, religious liberty, and the intersection of secularism, sexuality, and the family.
- SherAli Tareen, Franklin and Marshall College, presiding
- Nermeen Mouftah, Northwestern University
- Arvind Mandair, University of Michigan
- Mona Oraby, Indiana University
- John Modern, Franklin and Marshall College
Saba Mahmood, University of California, Berkeley