Monthly Archives: July 2013

A Response to “Evidentiary Boundaries and Improper Interventions: Evidence, Implications, and Illegitimacy in American Religious Studies”

* This post is one of several responses to Kelly J. Baker’s essay “Evidentiary Boundaries and Improper Interventions: Evidence, Implications and Illegitimacy in American Religious Studies,” the first of which can be found here. “When we conceal from our students our … Continue reading

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Independence Day: American Christianity and Why Liberals Aren’t Liberal (Stanley Hauerwas)

by Donovan Schaefer A few days before Independence Day, Duke Divinity School ethicist Stanley Hauerwas published a long article on the Australian Broadcasting Company’s “Religion and Ethics” blog.  In it, he argues for a reconsideration of Catholicism against the backdrop … Continue reading

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All-American Fireworks, Hamburgers, Frankfurters and Yoga

by Steven Ramey * This post first appeared on the Culture on the Edge: Studies in Identity Formation blog. With all-American Fourth of July festivities like fireworks, frankfurters, and hamburgers, we continually construct our identification with an imagined community, as Benedict … Continue reading

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A Response to “Evidentiary Boundaries and Improper Interventions: Evidence, Implications, and Illegitimacy in American Religious Studies”

by Emily Clark “Truth is we follow GOD! We’ve always been behind Him! The Carnival is GOD And may all Juggalos find Him!” – Insane Clown Posse, “Thy Unveiling,” 2002 “March, fight the political and religious despotism; it is the … Continue reading

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Battlefield Dearth: Canada vs. the USA

by Matt Sheedy In his book The Promise of Salvation: A Theory of Religion, Martin Riesebrodt looks at the ways that “religious complexes” are emphasized in relation to “the respective social position and interests of the actors” (22) involved in … Continue reading

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