The Abeng

July 9, 2016

Trust: Notes on Authority and Secular Scripturalizing

Trust: notes on authority and secular scripturalizing James S. Bielo, Assistant Professor, Dept. of Anthropology, Miami University, Oxford, Ohio bielojs@miamioh.edu   Tom is an atheist. He is an atheist, but his preferred term of self-identification is “non-theist.” He prefers non-theist, but depending on the context,...READ MORE
July 9, 2016

The Countervailing Dynamics of Sanskritization Strategies and Vernacularizing Practices in Hindu Scriptural Traditions

The Countervailing Dynamics of Sanskritization Strategies and Vernacularizing Practices in Hindu Scriptural Traditions Barbara A. Holdrege, Department of Religious Studies, University of California, Santa Barbara June 2016 In this essay I will interrogate the complex interplay between what Vincent Wimbush has characterized as the “enslaving”...READ MORE