American Academy of Religion
825 Houston Mill Road
Suite 300
Atlanta, GA 30329


Claudia Schippert


David Gushee



The American Academy of Religion is a learned society and professional association of scholars and teachers in the field of religion. The mission of the AAR is to foster excellence in the academic study of religion and to enhance public understanding of religion. Through academic conferences and meetings, publications, and a variety of programs and member services, the Academy fosters excellence in scholarship and teaching. Within a context of free inquiry and critical examination, the Academy welcomes all disciplined reflection on religion–both from within and outside of communities of belief and practice–and seeks to enhance its broad public understanding.