Monthly Archives: September 2012

Ways of Seeing: On the Role of Images in “Religious” Violence

By A.T. Coates Haven’t we seen this before? When the so-called “Danish Cartoon Controversy” sparked protests around the world in 2005, American media outlets spoke vaguely and often about how the image offended “Muslim beliefs.” Seven years later, and again … Continue reading

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Immodest Proposals, Unquestioned Answers

By Ian Brown In a recent and provocative essay entitled, “An Immodest Proposal for Biblical Studies,” James Crossley notes, Biblical Studies has not really generated unique methods and ought rather to be conceived as a field of study which utilizes methods … Continue reading

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Pluralism and the Outrage in Libya and Egypt

By Steven Ramey The deadly attack in Benghazi and protests in Cairo on September 11, 2012, reportedly over a video depiction of Muhammad produced in the United States, suggest a common understanding of the category “religion” between protestors and the … Continue reading

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Tolerance Discourse and the Democratic Party

By Matt Sheedy In her book Regulating Aversion, Wendy Brown argues, [T]olerance discourse reduces conflict to an inherent friction among identities and makes religious, ethnic, or cultural difference itself an inherent site of conflict, one that calls for and is … Continue reading

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New Blog Editor

I’m writing to announce that we have a new associate editor who will be overseeing the Bulletin blog: Matt Sheedy. Readers have already seen Matt—a doctoral candidate at the University of Manitoba—who has been contributing as a writer for the blog … Continue reading

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Pissing on Walls and Feminine German Men

Please see the following guest post from Nicholas Dion, a doctoral candidate at the University of Toronto and regular contributor over at The Religion Beat. ********** I really can’t take the credit—or the blame, depending on your perspective—for what’s about … Continue reading

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