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The Religious Studies Project (RSP) is an international collaborative enterprise launched in January 2012, hosted by Christopher R. Cotter (University of Edinburgh, UK) and David G. Robertson (The Open University, UK), and supported by the British Association for the Study of Religions, North American Association for the Study of Religion and International Association for the History of Religions. It features a weekly interview (of around 30 minutes) with leading scholars of Religious Studies and related fields. Our aim is to provide engaging, concise and reliable accounts of the most important concepts, traditions, scholars and methodologies in the fascinating contemporary study of religion, without pushing a religious or nonreligious agenda or resorting to presenting “fact files” about “World Religions”. The Religious Studies Project is produced by The Religious Studies Project Association (SCIO), a Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation (charity number SC047750).



RSP material is disseminated under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License. and can be distributed and utilised freely, provided full citation is given.

The Religious Studies Project The Religious Studies Project

    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 4.6, 53 Ratings

The Religious Studies Project (RSP) is an international collaborative enterprise launched in January 2012, hosted by Christopher R. Cotter (University of Edinburgh, UK) and David G. Robertson (The Open University, UK), and supported by the British Association for the Study of Religions, North American Association for the Study of Religion and International Association for the History of Religions. It features a weekly interview (of around 30 minutes) with leading scholars of Religious Studies and related fields. Our aim is to provide engaging, concise and reliable accounts of the most important concepts, traditions, scholars and methodologies in the fascinating contemporary study of religion, without pushing a religious or nonreligious agenda or resorting to presenting “fact files” about “World Religions”. The Religious Studies Project is produced by The Religious Studies Project Association (SCIO), a Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation (charity number SC047750).



RSP material is disseminated under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License. and can be distributed and utilised freely, provided full citation is given.

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
53 Ratings

53 Ratings

Acoustic Guru ,

Fabulous resource for educators at all levels

Grateful to you for your wonderful programming! Thanks to one of your early guests, Michel Desjardins, I am reframing my middle school religion course to study the intersection of religion and food.

Florence LF ,

A Solid Podcast

A solid Podcast for those interested in the academic study of religion. Quite engaging interviews, especially as my own university never touches upon many of the topics discussed. Highly recommended

Avery M ,

The kind of stuff the academy needs

This podcast takes you behind the scenes with well-known religion professors. It's great to hear them talk about their work in an informal setting so that their interests and motivations come out. I also enjoyed the roundtables with rising stars in religious studies such as Kevin Whitesides.

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