Monthly Archives: November 2014

SORAAAD BookNotes with the Bulletin: Winnifred Fallers Sullivan, A Ministry of Presence: Chaplaincy, Spiritual Care, and the Law

Kolby Knight Perhaps no one has fleshed out the complex interaction between religion and law better, and is more qualified to do so, than Winnifred Sullivan. As former vice president of the North American Association for the Study of Religion … Continue reading

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Poppies, Poems, and Soldiers Bodies

by Matt Sheedy November 11th marks Remembrance Day in several commonwealth nations such as Canada, the UK, and South Africa, and, much like Veterans Day in the US, is commemorated with ceremonies to honor soldiers past and present, especially those who … Continue reading

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A Geo-Theology of Catholic Parish Maps

by Eoin O’Mahony Introduction While people in Catholic parishes in Ireland appear keenly aware of parish boundaries, these understandings are more often oral than cartographic. And while there is no digital map of all Catholic parishes in Ireland, the institutional … Continue reading

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Religion Clichés #5: Religious Past

by Tenzan Eaghll Note: This post is the third in a series that seeks to summarize some of the clichés associated with religion. It is framed as a critique of a 1972 article by Ninian Smart. For the two first posts … Continue reading

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Imagining the Past as Present: The Islamic State and the Rhetoric of Authenticity

by Tara Baldrick-Morrone A few months ago, when I was preparing to write a blog detailing how early Christian groups used monuments to their martyrs as a way to imagine themselves as part of a Roman narrative, a New York … Continue reading

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Call for Papers: 2015 Eastern International Regional Meeting of the AAR, Montreal, May 1-2, 2015

2015 Eastern International Regional Meeting of the AAR McGill University Montreal, Quebec, Canada May 1–2, 2015 Call for Papers Submission Deadline: February 16, 2015 The Eastern International Region of the AAR invites you to submit proposals for papers and panels to … Continue reading

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Jian Ghomeshi and Secular Sexualities

by Justin K.H. Tse The public conversation swirling around Jian Ghomeshi’s termination from the Canadian Broadcasting Company (CBC) is a grand exercise in secular sexualities. It begins with his Facebook post. Explaining that he was fired because of his private BDSM … Continue reading

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