Category Archives: Guest Contributor

If I Only Knew Then … Tenured Scholars on Professionalization: Nicola Denzey Lewis

by Nicola Denzey Lewis, Brown University On the heels of a successful series based on Russell McCutcheon’s Theses on Professionalization, where 21 early career scholars weighed-in on a separate thesis, we at the Bulletin would like to continue with the theme of professionalization as it … Continue reading

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Zombie Attack: Karen Armstrong does Calvin

by Richard K. Payne Note: This post originally appeared on the author’s blog. In the world according to Paul Krugman there are some ideas that just won’t die no matter how often refuted: hence zombies. Perennialism, the claim that all … Continue reading

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Life After Religious Studies: An Interview with Sam Snyder

Editor’s Note: This is the third instalment in a series of interviews with former scholars of religion who have, for one or another reason, decided to leave the world of academia. In this series we hope to open up a … Continue reading

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A Response to “Evidentiary Boundaries and Improper Interventions: Evidence, Implications, and Illegitimacy in American Religious Studies”

by Emily Clark “Truth is we follow GOD! We’ve always been behind Him! The Carnival is GOD And may all Juggalos find Him!” – Insane Clown Posse, “Thy Unveiling,” 2002 “March, fight the political and religious despotism; it is the … Continue reading

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Semper Ubi Sub Ubi

* This post originally appeared as part of the Religion in Culture Lectures in association with the University of Alabama. by Russell McCutcheon One of the curious items from [last week’s] announcement from the Vatican that Pope Benedict XVI will be stepping … Continue reading

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Studying Faith: Why People Take the Academic Dive

By Brooke Folliot (Guest Contributor) College-level theology and religion courses, whether offered as part of a degree program or on a per-course basis, have long been popular with those seeking to understand a particular faith. Increasingly, however, people who already … Continue reading

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