2020 Annual Meeting

Your AAR staff continues to work toward holding the Annual Meeting in Boston, Nov. 21-24, 2020. We are aware of the uncertainty and contradictory projections related to the COVID-19 pandemic and with health and safety as a priority, we will continue monitoring the guidance of governments and health experts as we plan and make decisions. Should any changes need to be made related to the 2020 Annual Meeting, we will promptly notify you.

2020 Regional Meetings

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All remaining regional meetings for 2020 have been canceled

Teaching Religious Studies Series

The Teaching Religious Studies Series locates itself at the intersection of pedagogical concerns and the substantive content of religious studies. Each volume provides scholarly and pedagogic discussion about a key topic (e.g., a text, theme, or thinker) of significance for teaching and scholarship in religious studies. Volumes typically comprise essays setting the topic within its historical context and locating the work within the traditions of religious studies, and an array of brief essays that discuss pedagogical and theoretical problems relevant to teaching the topic in a range of contexts. Volumes may also include primary sources and guides to reference tools. Taken together, the pieces collected in each volume place the topic firmly within the religious studies context and raise challenging questions about its role in teaching and in the field more generally. The series is designed to be useful and of interest to several groups, including new teachers, those who are teaching a subject for the first time or in a new context, teacher-scholars, and students interested in the specific topic. The Teaching Religious Studies Series seeks creative ideas that represent the best of our work as teachers and scholars.

Books Published in the Teaching Religious Studies Series (sorted by date published)

A review by Gene V. Gallagher of seven of the books in this series can be found in Teaching Theology and Religion, Vol. 12, No. 1 (January 2009), pp. 24–36, "The AAR Teaching Series."

Cover Title and Author(s) Additional Information
Book Cover Teaching Interreligious Encounters
Pugliese, Marc A., and Alexander Y. Hwang, eds.
368 pages
Published: September 2017
ISBN: 9780190677565
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Teaching Buddhism: New Insights on Understanding and Presenting the Traditions
Lewis, Todd, and Gary DeAngelis, eds.
432 pages
Published: October 2016
ISBN: 9780199373093
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Teaching Civic Engagement
Clingerman, Forrest, and Reid B. Locklin, eds.
Hardback and Paperback
336 pages
Published: January 2016
ISBN: 9780190250508
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Teaching the I Ching (Book of Changes)
Redmond, Geoffrey, and Tze-ki Hon
320 pages
Published: October 2014
ISBN: 9780199766819
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Teaching Religion and Violence 
Pennington, Brian, ed. 
351 pages
Published: April 2012
ISBN: 9780195372427
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Teaching Undergraduate Research in Religious Studies 
Peters, Rebecca Todd, and Bernadette McNary-Zak, eds. 
193 pages
Published: December 2011
ISBN: 9780199732869
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Teaching Jung 
Bulkeley, Kelly, and Clodagh Weldon, eds. 
284 pages
Published: December 2011
ISBN: 9780199735426
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Teaching Mysticism 
Parsons, William, ed. 
308 pages
Published: December 2011
ISBN: 9780199751198
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Teaching Religion and Film 
Watkins, Gregory J. 
309 pages
Published: December 2008
ISBN: 9780195335989
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Teaching Death and Dying 
Moreman, Christopher M. 
283 pages
Published: September 2008
ISBN: 9780195335224
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Teaching the Daode Jing 
DeAngelis, Gary D., and Warren G. Frisina, eds. 
206 pages
Published: January 2008
ISBN: 9780195332704
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Teaching Confucianism 
Richey, Jeffrey L., ed. 
240 pages
Published: October 2007
ISBN: 9780195311600
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Teaching New Religious Movements 
Bromley, David G. 
352 pages
Published: April 2007
ISBN: 9780195177299
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Teaching Religion and Healing 
Barnes, Linda, and Ines Talamantez
Hardback and Paperback
416 pages
Published: October 2006
ISBN: 0195176448
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Teaching African American Religions 
Jones, Carolyn M., and Theodore Louis Trost, eds. 
Hardback and Paperback
288 pages
Published: April 2005
ISBN: 019516797X
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Teaching Durkheim 
Godlove, Terry F., ed. 
Hardback and Paperback
256 pages
Published: December 2004
ISBN: 0195165276
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Teaching Ritual 
Bell, Catherine 
272 pages
Published: January 2004
ISBN: 9780195176469
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Teaching Freud 
Jonte-Pace, Diane, ed. 
Hardback and Paperback
288 pages
Published: March 2003
ISBN: 0195157680
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Teaching Islam 
Wheeler, Brannon M., ed. 
Hardback and Paperback
248 pages
Published: December 2002
ISBN: 0195152247
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Teaching Lévi-Strauss 
Penner, Hans, ed. 
334 pages
Published: January 1998
ISBN: 0788504908
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