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Robert A. Yelle, J.D. (Berkeley), Ph.D. (Chicago), is Professor and Chair of Religious Studies at Ludwig Maximilians University, Munich. He is the co-editor of After Secular Law (Stanford, 2011) and the author of Explaining Mantras (Routledge, 2003), The Language of Disenchantment (Oxford, 2013), and The Semiotics of Religion (Bloomsbury, 2013).