Author Archives: Adam Miller

Theory in Unlikely Places: Tim Kinsella’s Lyrics

In this series with the Bulletin, we ask readers and contributors to share some reflections on unlikely places (i.e., non-stodgy-academic-prose) where religious studies theory and method show up for them–be it in song, poetry, literature, television, film, or anything else.  by Adam T. Miller A … Continue reading

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Better Know a Religion Blog: Sightings

In this series with the Bulletin–whose title is a play on Stephen Colbert’s “Better Know a District” segment, and whose alternate title is “Religious Studies Blogs: What do they talk about? Do they talk about things? Let’s find out!” (from BoJack Horseman)–we ask blog … Continue reading

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Basic Buddhists, Bad Buddhists

                          by Adam T. Miller A few days back, the Bulletin’s own Nathan Rein asked the hive-mind that is Facebook to fill him in on what it means to … Continue reading

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‘Religion’ with a Dash of Kripke

by Adam T. Miller The ongoing debate about whether the category religion has any analytical purchase is without doubt quite familiar to readers of the Bulletin. And for most of us, due to the lasting influence of J. Z. Smith … Continue reading

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So You’re Not a Priest? Scholars Explain What They Do to Outsiders: Charles S. Preston

In this series with the Bulletin, we ask scholars to talk about how they describe what they do to outsiders by sharing a story or two, and reflect on how this has affected their identity as scholars of religion. For other … Continue reading

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So You’re Not a Priest? Scholars Explain What They Do to Outsiders: Alexander Rocklin

            In this series with the Bulletin, we ask scholars to talk about how they describe what they do to outsiders by sharing a story or two, and reflect on how this has affected their identity … Continue reading

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Ignorance strip’t bare: Rodney Stark and triumphalist historiography

by Richard K. Payne I remember being struck many years ago by the question underlying Joseph Needham’s massive project Science and Civilization in China: Why did China not follow the same line of progress in the development of science that … Continue reading

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