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Title: Old Masters and New Allies: The way forward for Studies in Religion. [The AASR Presidential Address 2003.]
Contributor(s): Franzmann, Majella Maria (author)
Publication Date: 2004
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Abstract: Last year in my Presidential Address I briefly plotted the waxing and waning fortunes of Studies in Religion in its history in the university, concluding with a suggestion for key alliances that would help Studies in Religion keep a place within the Australian university sector (Franzmann, 2002). In this final address of my presidency, I want to take up again a number of points from that earlier address, draw upon my own experience in teaching and research within Studies in Religion over nearly twenty years, and propose a possible way forward for Studies in Religion in Australia in its formal academic setting within the university and the secondary school sectors in particular. I shall plot a relatively simple way forward for Studies in Religion, supported by a claim that may seem touched with hubris - that Studies in Religion is unique within the disciplines which study religion within the context of human behaviours. From this position of uniqueness, I want to outline the alliances that will be positive for Studies in Religion into the future, and the processes by which such alliances might be strengthened.
Publication Type: Journal Article
Source of Publication: Australian Religion Studies Review, 17(1), p. 8-12
Publisher: Australian Association for the Study of Religions
Place of Publication: Australia
ISSN: 1031-2943
Field of Research (FOR): 220407 Studies in Religious Traditions (excl Eastern, Jewish, Christian and Islamic Traditions)
Peer Reviewed: Yes
HERDC Category Description: C1 Refereed Article in a Scholarly Journal
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