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Emoji Dei: Religious Iconography in the Digital Age

by Méadhbh McIvor and Richard Amesbury Editor’s Note: this is an abbreviated presentation of a fully developed article that will appear in a forthcoming issue of the Bulletin for the Study of Religion journal. In September 2016, Rayouf Alhumedhi, a fifteen-year-old high school … Continue reading

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Theory & Religion Series: Bruce Lincoln’s Gods and Demons, Priests and Scholars

by Adam Miller * This post is part of the Theory & Religion Series, where contributors are asked to discuss a current project they are working on, or a book or essay by a particular theorist that they have found useful in … Continue reading

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What’s in Your Syllabus? Michael Graziano

In this new 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 … Continue reading

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Theorizing Religion in the Age of Trump: Donovan Schaefer

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 proposed travel ban impacting several Muslim … Continue reading

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What’s in Your Religion Syllabus? Natasha L. Mikles

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 … Continue reading

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Theorizing Religion in the Age of Trump: 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 proposed travel ban impacting several Muslim … Continue reading

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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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