Monthly Archives: October 2014

Holiday Films and Discursive Celebrations: Exchange, Confluence, and The Book of Life

by Doug Valentine Perhaps it’s the fact that I am a new dad (two weeks on the job), but I’ve paid far more attention to advertisements for children’s movies this fall. One film in particular has peaked my interest. The … Continue reading

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Juggling It All: Tips on Research and Writing, Part 2

                * This is part two of a mini-series feature with the Bulletin on tips for research and writing. Part one can be found here. Helen Mo: Being a very lateral/intuitive thinker, I’ve … Continue reading

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Two Exorcisms: The Narrative Functions of Consecrated Space

by Joseph Laycock Last week, two reports of exorcism made the news. In Oklahoma City, Archbishop Paul S. Coakley exorcized the Civic Center Music Hall to reverse the effects of a recent black mass. Meanwhile in Liberia, self-styled bishop Edward … Continue reading

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Juggling It All: Tips on Research and Writing, Part 1

Craig Martin: I find myself to be a creature of habit when it comes to the spaces in which I do work: I write on my couch at home, read on the back porch, grade papers in the dining room, … Continue reading

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God and the State: How Bombing IS(IS/IL) Gets Justified (Biblically)

by James Crossley * This post originally appeared on the author’s blog, Harnessing Chaos: History, Politics and Critical Biblical Studies. An old anarchist critique of the state and its institutions is that its power depends on the idea of God … Continue reading

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Religion Snapshots: Aslan on Islam

Religion Snapshots is a feature with the Bulletin for the Study of Religion blog, where a number of contributors are asked to briefly comment on popular news items or pressing theoretical issues in the field, especially topics relating to definitions, classification, and method … Continue reading

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Edge of the Button

by Eleanor Finnegan Note: the following is a commentary on the Reflections on Islamic Studies series, which appeared on the Bulletin blog earlier this year. My department has gained attention on campus for giving out buttons. A recent example boldly read … Continue reading

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