Journal Article

2009 Presidential Address: Beyond Words and War: The Global Future of Religion

Mark Juergensmeyer

in Journal of the American Academy of Religion

Published on behalf of American Academy of Religion

Volume 78, issue 4, pages 882-895
Published in print December 2010 | ISSN: 0002-7189
Published online August 2010 | e-ISSN: 1477-4585 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/jaarel/lfq048
2009 Presidential Address: Beyond Words and War: The Global Future of Religion

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The AAR as an organization has changed over the years, and the study of religion has evolved from a focus on words and war to a global era in which the very idea of religion in a European and American sense is being challenged. Though the meaning of “religion” may be contested, the field of religious studies continues to provide an epistemic worldview analysis of phenomena and perceptions. The field of religious studies is at the forefront of a sociotheological turn in the liberal arts—an increasing awareness of the spiritual and moral dimension of all of public life—that will help us understand the religiosity of the emerging global society of the future.

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Subjects: Religious Studies

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