Tagged with history

Scholarly Content on the Impact of 9/11

In the 10 years since the events of September 2001 a vast amount of scholarly research has been written on the impact of 9/11. Wiley-Blackwell is pleased to share with you this collection of free book and journal content, featuring over 20 book chapters and 185 journal articles from over 200 publications, spanning subjects across … Continue reading

Some free highlights from The Heythrop Journal

Founded in 1960 on the conviction that the disciplines of philosophy and theology have much to gain from their mutual interaction, The Heythrop Journal provides a medium of publication for scholars in each of these fields and encourages interdisciplinary comment and debate. The Heythrop Journal embraces all the disciplines which contribute to theological and philosophical … Continue reading

Vision Statement for the Indian Traditions Section

Here at Religion Compass, we’re delighted to announce the recent appointment of Meena Khandelwal as co-editor of our Indian Traditions section. Meena will be joining Maya Warrier as they both set about commissioning several new state-of-the-art articles every year on themes of most concern and interest to students and researchers in the area. Below, Maya … Continue reading

NEWS: The Texas Education Massacre?

Chris McGreat of The Guardian has recently reported some worrying news that the Texas school board is believed to changing their state education curriculum to one based on religious indoctrination and revisionist versions of American history. At the centre of this story is Cynthia Dunbar, a ‘conservative Texas lawyer’ who has’ likened sending children to … Continue reading

NEWS: Religion and Coexistence/Existence in the 21st Century

Is the world becoming more religious or more secular? The secularization thesis (religion disappears with the rise of Modernity) has been challenged as the Christian “megachurch” phenomenon continues, radical Islam remains at the fore of public dialogue, and politicians continue to blur the lines between church and state as they invoke various religious aphorisms. Louis … Continue reading

Virtual Conference Report: Day Seven (27 Oct, 2009)

By Paula Bowles The seventh day of the conference has continued with the key themes of ‘breaking down boundaries’ and interdisciplinarity. Roy Baumeister (Florida State University) began the day with his keynote lecture entitled ‘Human Nature and Culture: What is the Human Mind Designed for?’ By utilising the concepts of evolutionary and cultural psychology, Buameister … Continue reading

NEWS: Free Virtual Conference in October

Many thanks to all those of you who have already registered for the upcoming Compass Interdisciplinary Virtual Conference. We’re very excited to see so many delegates from around the world and look forward to a truly global conversation during the conference. Why register? The conference website will be completely free and open to all, but … Continue reading

NEWS: Visit the Oldest Synagogue in North America

America’s oldest synagogue, the Touro Synagogue in Newport, Rhode Island, opens its new $12 million visitors center today. The center’s curator, David Kleiman, declared that the synagogue is a “living symbol of the concept of religious freedom, separation of church and state. The building and its history are the embodiment of that concept in America.” … Continue reading

Religion Compass July Issue – now available

The July issue of Religion Compass is now available here! This month, we’ve published our largest issue to date: 18 high-quality articles surveying the most recent literature in the field of religious studies! We are also delighted to announce the publication of our first video article: Changing Status in India’s Marginal Music Communities Zoe Sherinian … Continue reading

NEWS: The True Meaning of Christmas

With Christmas almost upon us, two news stories have recently attempted to explore the festival’s relevance to modern life. The BBC looks to history to answer the question ‘Should we idealise Christmas past?’ Alternatively, the Guardian takes the opportunity to forecast the future of Christianity in the UK, reporting a Christian Research report which states … Continue reading

NEWS: Pontiff Defends WWII Predecessor

Pope Benedict XVI, speaking at the interfaith group meeting (Pave the Way Foundation at Castel Gandolfo) has defended the actions of his predecessor, Pious XII, during World War Two and the Nazi’s annihilation of European Jewry. The speech has been heralded as the strongest Vatican defense of Pius’s role during the holocaust. The Pontiff from … Continue reading

NEWS: Conversations With History series: Bart D. Ehrman on the problem of human suffering

The Conversations with History video series (from the University of California, Berkeley) recently published an engaging and broad-ranging interview with controversial biblical scholar, Bart Ehrman (UNC Chapel Hill). Ehrman and host Harry Kreisler discuss Ehrman’s latest book, God’s Problem, and his personal journey from evangelical youth to agnostic scholar. Recorded April 17, 2008 ——- Related … Continue reading

PODCAST: Joint History Compass / Religion Compass podcast available now: Islamic Fundamentalism and Political Islam

This free podcast offers a discussion between Yoav Di-Capua, co-editor of the Middle & Near East section of History Compass, and Tamara Sonn, Editor-in-Chief of Religion Compass and History Compass author. Here they skillfully examine Tamara’s article: Islamic Fundamentalism and Political Islam This succinct and engaging podcast explores common misconceptions about political actors from the … Continue reading