Race MoChridhe (MRS, Nations University) is an independent scholar of religion working from a Traditionalist perspective and committed to, in the words of Dr. James Cutsinger, “calling the bluff” of the scientism that dominates the study of religion. He sees the task of the scholar not as explaining away the claims of saints and sages by cropping them to the boundaries of history, anthropology, or critical theory, but rather as bringing those voices into richer dialogue with one another and with the discourses of modern science and philosophy in what Nietzsche so poignantly termed the “age of comparison”.
To this end, MoChridhe has contributed work to publications ranging from the American Journal of Biblical Theology to Nikasa: Online Refereed Journal of Sanskrit Studies, in addition to presenting at conferences, writing for the Encyclopedia of Women in World Religions, and responding to the Religious Studies Project. His primary research interests lie at the intersection of feminist thealogy and the study of New Religious Movements, although he has also written on aspects of Pagan Studies.
Current research areas:
New Religious Movements
Recent scholarly activity:
“Druidry,” “Elders and Priestesses,” “Heathenry,” “Neo Paganism,” and “Radha and Gopi Girls.” Encyclopedia of Women in World Religions, ed. Susan de Gaia. ABC-CLIO, forthcoming 2016.
“Fiction Writing as a Form of Pilgrimage in an Invented Religion.” Presentation forthcoming at the 4th Online International Conference of the Pagan/Academic European Associates Network (PAEAN), online, 7 November 2016.