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  • Engler, Steven (Horizonte: Revista de Estudos de Teologia e Ciências da Religiãohttp://periodicos.pucminas.br/index.php/horizonte/index, 2011)
    This paper offers a brief overview of Canadian case law since the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms was enacted in 1982. At the same time that it has more firmly entrenched religious freedom, the Charter has placed ...
  • Engler, Steven (Estudos de Religiãohttps://www.metodista.br/revistas/revistas-ims/index.php/ER, 2006)
    This paper analyzes three influential studies of dāna (‘giving’ or ‘charity’) in South Asian religious traditions. After clarifying anthropological and sociological theories of the gift, it argues that a reliance on these ...
  • Engler, Steven; Gardiner, Mark Q. (DIN – Tidsskrift for religion og kulturhttp://ojs.novus.no/index.php/DIN, 2013)
    In this paper we argue that, despite the fact that the term ‘god’ may be used effectively as a comparative concept in the study of religion within narrowly circumscribed contexts, the risks of doing so as a broad cross-cultural ...
  • Engler, Steven (Brillhttp://booksandjournals.brillonline.com/content/15700682/21/4, 2009)
    This article works with theory of ritual in order to begin addressing a series of questions raised by Brazilian spirit possession rituals (in Kardecism and Umbanda). Four contributions to theory of ritual highlight relevant ...
  • Engler, Steven (Brillhttp://booksandjournals.brillonline.com/content/15685276/50/4, 2003)
    This paper evaluates claims that classical Ayurveda was scientific, in a modern western sense, and that the many religious and magical elements found in the texts were all either stale Vedic remnants or later brahminic ...
  • Engler, Steven (University of California Presshttp://www.jstor.org/stable/10.1525/nr.2012.15.issue-4, 2012)
    This article argues that scholarship on Umbanda (a distinctively Brazilian hybrid of Candomblé, Kardecist Spiritism, and popular Catholicism, with romanticized indigenous elements) manifests certain limitations that lead ...
  • Engler, Steven (Brillhttp://booksandjournals.brillonline.com/content/15685276/56/5, 2009)
    Scholars of religion continue to talk of syncretism where their colleagues have moved on to talk of hybridity. This paper reviews critiques of the latter concept and argues that ‘hybridity’ can be a useful concept, but ...
  • Engler, Steven (Debates do NERhttp://seer.ufrgs.br/debatesdoner, 2011)
    This paper interrogates a particular globalizing academic move: the appropriation of Afro-Brazilian religion by the academic study of religion in North America as a paradigmatic form of cultural mixture. Specifically, I ...
  • Amarasingam, Amarnath; Basso, Andrew R.; Burnett, Kristin; Chambers, Lori; Cohen, Laura Beth; Hay, Travis; Jacobs, Steven Leonard; Markotic, Lorraine; Minslow, Sarah; Mounsef, Donia; Muller, Adam; Powell, Christopher; Sarkissian, Raffi; Murray, Scott W. (University of Calgary Presshttp://press.ucalgary.ca/books/9781552388853, 2017)
    Understanding Atrocities is a wide-ranging collection of essays bridging scholarly and community-based efforts to understand and respond to the global, transhistorical problem of genocide. The essays in this volume investigate ...

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