Author Archives: mattsheedy

On the Usefulness of Reza Aslan

by Matt Sheedy The launch of Reza Aslan’s Believer on CNN has, not surprisingly, garnered a fair bit of attention since its release earlier this month, from both popular websites as well as from scholars of religion. For example, The Huffington … Continue reading

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Theorizing Religion in the Age of Trump: Matthew Baldwin, Part II

The election of Donald Trump has given rise to new kind of politics that has already increased tensions between competing groups, including religious groups over issues such as public education, science funding, and a travel ban impacting several Muslim majority … Continue reading

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Theorizing Religion in the Age of Trump Series: Matthew Baldwin

The election of Donald Trump has given rise to new kind of politics that has already increased tensions between competing groups, including religious groups over issues such as public education, science funding, and a travel ban impacting several Muslim majority … Continue reading

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The Upside Down World: Shadows of Cold War Ghosts in Stranger Things

by Ting Guo This post originally appeared on the LA Review of Books. With Stranger Things, Netflix produced an original science fiction drama that went viral. But for me, it is also offered up a political drama that illuminated elements of our … Continue reading

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What’s in Your Religion Syllabus? Lucas Johnston

In this series with the Bulletin, we ask scholars of religion to share with our readers what’s in their religion syllabus, from a new class or a class they’ve taught for years, reflecting on what has worked, what has been modified, … Continue reading

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Comparative Approches to Religion and Violence: Call for Papers, AAR/SBL 2017

The Comparative Approaches to Religion and Violence Group is affiliated with the Journal of Religion and Violence. Please note that conference papers presented through this AAR program unit will be considered for publication in the journal.  Submission due dates: March … Continue reading

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Critical Theory and Discourses on Religion Group: Call for Papers, 2017 AAR/SBL

Critical Theory and Discourses on Religion Group: Deadline March 1, 2017 Call for Papers For 2017 AAR/SBL Annual Meetings in Boston 2017 is the anniversary of several key works in critical theory. The Critical Theory and Discourses on Religion Group … Continue reading

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