The Next Step in Studying Religion: A Graduate's Guide by Mathieu E. CourvilleThe Next Step in Studying Religion: A Graduate's Guide by Mathieu E. Courville

The Next Step in Studying Religion: A Graduate's Guide

EditorMathieu E. Courville

Hardcover | December 4, 2007

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A collection of essays written specifically to help graduate students of Religious Studies and Theology in their quest to become professional scholars and professors: this candid and yet practical guide is indispensable reading for graduate students of religion (and cognate fields). Contributions aim to encapsulate the 'pearls of wisdom' that each contributor feels would have assisted them when they themselves were graduate students. Many of the problematic themes of studying religion or religions emerge, but they do so concretely, that is, within the narratives of the lives of experienced professors. These problems are therefore not simply or predominantly dealt with as mere intellectual abstractions. The biographical flavour of many of the essays will help the graduate student reader relate to the work of more experienced students of Religious Studies and Theology and may even constitute important reading for scholars who are dealing with the oeuvre of contributors. Contains more than a dozen essays written by a mix of well established and younger scholars including: David Chidester, Harold Coward, Donald A. Crosby, Michel Desjardins, Marc H. Ellis, Darlene Jushka, Klaus Klostermaier, Kay Koppendrayer, Charles H. Long, Larry Patriquin, Vern Neufeld Redekop, Carolyn Sharpe, Jon R. Stone, Russell T. McCutcheon.
Title:The Next Step in Studying Religion: A Graduate's GuideFormat:HardcoverDimensions:248 pages, 9 × 6 × 1 inPublished:December 4, 2007Publisher:BloomsburyLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0826498426

ISBN - 13:9780826498427


Table of Contents


Mathieu E. Courville (University of Ottawa) - Editor's Introduction: On Reaching for the Other Shore

Part I:¿

Larry Patriquin (Nipissing University) - How to Finish a Ph.D. Dissertation in this Lifetime: Some Marbles of Wisdom

Michel Desjardin (Wilfrid Laurier University) -¿ Netting a Job in Religious Studies
Professor Russell T. McCutcheon (University of Alabama) - Theses on the Job Market

Kay Koppedrayer (Wilfrid Laurier University) - Some Thoughts and Advice on Academic Publishing

Part II:¿

Harold Coward (Emeritus, University of Victoria) - Graduate Education: A Place Where Past and Future Meet

Klaus Klostermaier (Emeritus, University of Manitoba) - Events, People, and Circumstances: Looking Back at a Largely Unplanned Academic Career in Religious Studies

David Chidester (University of Cape Town) - Studying Religion in South Africa

Marc H. Ellis (Baylor University) - Caution! Prospective Graduate Students of Religion in Judaism and Islam

Carolyn Sharp (St. Paul University, Ottawa) - Un-domestic Conversations: Crossing Borders, Transgressing Boundaries and Contested Territories

Vern Neufeld Redekop (St. Paul University, Ottawa) - Teachings of Blessing as Elements of Reconciliation: Intra and Inter-Religious Hermeneutical Challenges and Opportunities in the Face of Violent Deep-Rooted Conflict

Darlene Juschka (University of Regina) - Sunday Mornin' Comin' Down: Waking Up in Women's Studies

Jon R. Stone (California State University, Long Beach) - Reflections on the Craft of Religious Studies¿

Charles H. Long (Emeritus, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill) - Religious Discourse and Hermeneutics: New Approaches in the Study of Religion

Donald A. Crosby (Emeritus, Colorado State University) - A Student's Question: Religious Studies, Philosophy, and the Examined Life

About the Authors



Editorial Reviews

"The best dissertation is the one that is finished" is my usual advice to graduate students. Now I am able to recommend this volume which helps graduate students in religious studies and theology to complete their theses, and make the transition to academic employment. There are both practical and theoretical considerations within these pages. This book is required reading for all graduate students and their mentors in our field." Amir Hussain, Associate Professor of Theological Studies, Loyola Marymount University