Deadline Extended! 2021 Call for Proposals

You have until March 8 at 5 p.m. EST to submit your proposal for the 2021 Annual Meeting.

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New AAR–OUP Book

In Syncretism and Christian Tradition: Race and Revelation in the Study of Religious Mixture, Ross Kane argues that the history of syncretism's use in Christian theology accentuates interpretive problems, and he shows how the fields of religious studies and theology have approached syncretism with a racialized imagination still suffering the legacies of European colonialism.

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Book cover of Syncretism and Christian Tradition


Journalism Award Open for Entries

Deadline: March 14

Every year, the AAR honors the best in-depth reporting on religion. The contest is open to all print and web-based journalists at media outlets of any size.

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Insurrection, White Supremacy, and Religion

Webinar Recording

Watch the recording of our January webinar with Anthea Butler, Peter Manseau, Samuel L. Perry, Sarah Posner, and Andrew L. Whitehead and moderated by Evan Berry.  

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De La Torre Wins Teaching Award

Excellence in Teaching Award

Miguel De La Torre has won the 2020 Excellence in Teaching Award, which recognizes the importance of teaching and honors outstanding teaching in the field.

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