AAR Day 2: Starhawk on Elemental Theology

Rosemary Ruether and Starhawk

I have a lot to report on from Sunday's presentations and panels at the American Academy of Religion’s Annual Meeting, including issues of indigenous-Pagan relations and the development of modern Paganism on the West Coast, but I'd like to devote this post to the opening panel co-presented by the Contemporary Pagan Studies Group and the Religion and Ecology Group. The panel, "Elemental Theology and Feminist Earth Practices," featured dual keynote talks from noted Catholic eco-feminist … [Read more...]

Polytheism, Monotheism, and Scholarship

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I was recently pointed to a just-published piece at the Bryn Mawr Classical Review that reviews the 2010 edited volume "One God: Pagan Monotheism in the Roman Empire." That book grew out of a 2006 conference at the University of Exeter, and once you scratch the surface, points to a far larger conversation within academic circles over monotheism, polytheism, and how the shift from many gods to one God changed the world. In the introduction to "One God" editors Stephen Mitchell and Peter Van … [Read more...]

Pagan Wins Human Rights Campaign Scholarship Award

Megan Goodwin

On Monday the Human Rights Campaign, the largest national lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender civil rights organization, announced the winners in its second-annual Scholarship & Mentorship Program for Religion and Theological Study. The goal of the HRC’s  Religion and Faith Program is "to ensure that no one should have to choose between their faith, their sexuality and their gender identity." The 2011 Dissertation Scholarship was awarded to Megan Goodwin, a doctoral candidate in … [Read more...]


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