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What does HR stand for?

HR stands for History of Religions (various organizations)

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The African Association for the Study of Religions (AASR) and the International Association for the History of Religions will hold their 2012 regional conference July 18-23 at Egerton University, Njoro, Kenya, on the topic "Sports, Leisure, Religion, and Spirituality in Africa and the African Diaspora.
It is refreshing, and perhaps reflective of European biblical scholarship, to find that those trained primarily in a history of religions do not shy away from theological implications and categories.
Water in South and Southeast Asia: interaction of culture and religion," at Denpasar, Bali, Indonesia--Sponsored by the International Association for the History of Religions, with Institut Seni Indonesia and Universitas Hindu Indonesia--Some suggested themes for papers (condensed here): Rivers; Ports & people; Religion; Water & symbolism; Culture & religions along rivers; Religious trends & patterns of life; Maritime routes & religious links; Indonesian waters and the Malay world .
As examples of works in this category, see Sardar, Ziauddin (1989), Explorations in Islamic Science, Mansell, London; Stenberg, Leif (1996), The Islamization of Science: Four Muslim Positions, Developing an Islamic Modernity, Lund Studies in History of Religions, Ludwig; and Kirmani, Zaki (2000), "Islamic Science Debate: Entering the New Millennium" in Hamdard Islamicus, vol.
He also attempts to argue for their uniqueness: "Although there have been claims of appearances of angels in the history of religions outside of Christianity (Islam, Mormonism), report of a human person sent by God appearing across history with a message for the world is quite simply unique to Marian apparitions.
The author, Eric Sharpe, professor of religious studies at the University of Sydney (and formerly professor of the history of religions at the University of Uppsala), is well known for his splendid comprehensive work on the history of comparative religion (1975).