Commentary on: Thousand Suns

By Lily Grainger Cristiano Cardone’s investigation into the presence of Isiac cults in Naples, the historic context of these cults and the understanding of these cults through an esoteric and gender lens produces an original and fruitful piece of research into a pervasive element of culture that appears to have been largely disregarded amongst critical circles.  … Continue reading Commentary on: Thousand Suns

Religion and gender: Agency within the muddle of believers’ lives

Commentary on “You’re either a ho or an innocent little baby” by Judith Bachmann, University of Heidelberg Just a week ago, the question of the agency of Pentecostal women in Africa arose in my seminar. We were discussing the words from a speech given by a very popular female pastor who described that rather than … Continue reading Religion and gender: Agency within the muddle of believers’ lives

Gender in Religious Studies: The Experience of a Student

by Jonas Dyck, University of Heidelberg When I was offered to write something about my experiences with “gender” in religious studies, I was surprised by my own reaction to this offer. Not surprising was the mix of excited, joyful and nervous emotions I felt when I thought that strangers could read a text of mine. … Continue reading Gender in Religious Studies: The Experience of a Student

Teaching Gender and Religion: Some Reflections from Experience

by Judith Bachmann, University of Heidelberg Last semester, I finally dared to teach “gender and religion” in a course introducing students to the study of religion and intercultural theology. While not the lowest I had ever seen, attendance was quite low, but I was okay with that. I had just overcome a semester teaching a … Continue reading Teaching Gender and Religion: Some Reflections from Experience