Monthly Archives: August 2014

Thus Spake Hercules: On Atheism and the Uses of Critical Theory

  by Matt Sheedy In a Raw Story article from this past Wednesday, entitled “Kevin Sorbo: Atheists are angry because they secretly know God exists and is judging them,” Scott Kaufman discusses a recent interview with the actor best known … Continue reading

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My Inherited Elephant

by Adam T. Miller * This piece originally appeared on the author’s blog. On August 13th, Matt Sheedy’s “Teaching Ethics and/in the World Religions Paradigm” (originally posted here) appeared on the Bulletin for the Study of Religion blog. The piece opens with … Continue reading

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Calvary: Imagining Postsecular Sacrifice (Film Review Essay)

by Donovan Schaefer Warning: All the spoilers. To “sacrifice” means to make sacred. In the wake not only of the critique of religious authority by the secular tradition, but the contemporary critique of liberal reason that has complicated the secular tradition itself, … Continue reading

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No “Root Cause” to the Israel-Palestine Conflict (Rhizome)

by Zachary Braiterman * This post originally appeared on the author’s blog, Jewish Philosophy Place. What’s at the root of the Israel-Palestinian conflict? When people on the left want to talk about Gaza or the larger Israel-Palestine conflict they often … Continue reading

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Practicum’s Syllabus Project–Call for Contributors

Would you like to contribute to the Practicum blog’s syllabus project? In a sense every course is an argument. Of what do we want to persuade students over the course of the semester? We invite instructors to share a course … Continue reading

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A Report from the 2014 NEH Summer Institute “Problems in the Study of Religion,” July 7th – July 25th, 2014

by Natasha Mikles This summer I had the pleasure of working with Professors Kurtis Schaeffer and Charles Mathewes to run the National Endowment for the Humanities-funded Summer Institute “Problems in the Study of Religion.” Each year, the National Endowment for … Continue reading

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Caution: Technical Terminology Ahead

by Russell McCutcheon * This post originally appeared on the Studying Religion in Culture blog at the University of Alabama. I see posts like this on social media all the time (click here if you’re dying to find out what … Continue reading

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