Monthly Archives: December 2014

Teaching Theory in the Introductory Classroom, Part 1

This is part of an ongoing series of posts in a collaborative effort between the Practicum: Critical Theory, Religion, and Pedagogy and the Bulletin for the Study of Religion blogs. On November 23, 2014, approximately 20 scholars of religion, from … Continue reading

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Theory & Religion Series: Talal Asad’s Formations of the Secular

by Eoin O’Mahony * This post is part of the Theory & Religion Series, where contributors are asked to discuss a book or essay by a particular theorist that they have found useful in their teaching and research in the study … Continue reading

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Jesus’ Man-Breasts

by Deane Galbraith In contemporary Western society, an (imaginary) flat “chest” is marker of male gender; and round, spherical breasts are a marker of female gender. In the realm of the symbolic the everyday real breasts of men and women, with their assortment of different … Continue reading

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Notes on the film ‘Teenage’

by Adam T. Miller * This post originally appeared on the author’s blog. In “Redescribing ‘Religion and …’ Film: Teaching the Insider/Outsider Problem,” Russell McCutcheon writes: “What makes a particular film a candidate for [religious studies] courses … is usually … Continue reading

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Almighty God Created the Races

by Craig Martin Last semester I taught Fay Botham’s Almighty God Created the Races: Christianity, Interracial Marriage, and American Law (University of North Carolina Press, 2009). I enjoyed teaching the book, and the students reported liking it as well. However, as … Continue reading

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