Monthly Archives: December 2012

Special Issue on “Evidence” in American Religions

By Kelly J. Baker The following is the editorial introduction to the most recent issue of the Bulletin for the Study of Religion (41.4, November 2012), written by our new co-editor, Kelly Baker. We offer this here in order to … Continue reading

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Randian Individualism and the Obfuscation of the Young, White Male Demographic

by Kate Daley-Bailey While the rhetoric revolving around the recent mass shooting at an Connecticut school has been reduced to a gun-control or mental health policy argument, I would like to highlight a different troubling trend in American media culture, … Continue reading

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Now Published – Bulletin for the Study of Religion 41.4 (November 2012)

The November issue of the Bulletin has been published and is available in both print and electronic versions. Below is the table of contents of this special thematic issue dedicated to a look at the theoretical and methodological implications of … Continue reading

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“You’re a Mean One, Mr. Grinch:” Christmas and the Abject

by Joseph Laycock To live in the United States in December is to be bombarded with Christmas music whenever one enters a public space. The term “Christmas creep” refers to the fact that Christmas music begins a little earlier each … Continue reading

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Critical Questions Series: Craig Martin

The Critical Questions Series is a new feature with the Bulletin, where a variety of scholars address controversial issues within the field of religious studies. Today’s response is from Craig Martin, assistant professor at St. Thomas Aquinas College. It is well … Continue reading

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The Identity of NAASR and the Character of the Critical Study of Religion

The following is a response from William Arnal, president of the North American Association for the Study of Religion (NAASR), to issues discussed during a panel titled “The Identity of NAASR and the Character of the Critical Study of Religion,” … Continue reading

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Masks of Fear: IDF and Hamas

The Israeli-Palestinian conflict is a mutual hostage-taking.  Without lapsing into the myth of parity, it is safe to say that there is an ongoing and systematic deployment of fear and violence designed to immobilize, destroy, and control bodies on both … Continue reading

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