Establishing a beachhead or kicking up sand?
NAASR President William Arnal invited several members to reflect on the strengths and weaknesses, as well as the future direction of the organization, as part of a Presidential Panel at the 2012 annual meeting. My assessment, in the essay that follows, is that, since its founding NAASR and its related publications, have continued to play an important role in differentiating the academic study of religion from the more theologically minded work with which it is often confused. In my view, what makes the academic study of religion a discipline, as opposed to merely a field of study, is a shared sustained scholarly conversation on theoretical and methodological issues; NAASR is an important home to that conversation. © 2013 Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden.
Method and Theory in the Study of Religion
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Ingersoll. (2013). Establishing a Beachhead or Kicking up Sand? Method & Theory in the Study of Religion, 25(4-5), 325–331. https://doi.org/10.1163/15700682-12341296