The TRiP Reading Group met six times in Spring 2019, focusing on issues of translatability and methodology when teaching religion. Some of their organizing questions included:
- What challenges do scholars working on premodern materials face, when seeking to make the importance of their work clear to a broader audience of folks interested in religion?
- What about scholars whose work is primarily philological? What challenges do they face relative to others trained in different modes of inquiry?
- What about those of us who work on material widely assumed to be secular rather than religious—how and why might we situate our work in the study of religion?
- What difficulties do scholars of modern religion—scholars working on Protestant Christianity, for example, or law and religion—face in a context where everyone thinks they know what you’re talking about and they’ve figured it all out?