Category Archives: Religion and Popular Culture

Media Ideologies, Contested Authenticities, and Socality Barbie

by Travis Cooper @socalitybarbie, 2015’s Instagram sensation, has an impressive 1.3 million followers on the platform, up from just over 7,000 back in September. Although not as popular as @taylorswift (with 60.4 million Instagram followers), @socalitybarbie’s mysterious curator, only recently … Continue reading

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Theory & Religion Series: Ting Guo

“Spirituality” as the Creative Self in the Digital Age 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 … Continue reading

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The Niqabis are Coming! Part One

by Matt Sheedy On March 10, 2015, Prime Minister Stephen Harper gave a speech in the House of Commons on his government’s desire to ban the wearing of the niqab in oath taking ceremonies for Canadian citizenship, stating: We don’t … Continue reading

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Disruptive Narratives and the “Funny” in Religion

By Philip L. Tite In the most recent issue of the Bulletin for the Study of Religion, Catherine Caufield (Athabasca University) offers a fascinating analysis of several modern fictional accounts of the life of Jesus. She looks at Nikos Kanzantzakis’ … Continue reading

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Now Published – Bulletin for the Study of Religion 44.3 (September 2015)

The September issue of the Bulletin has now been published and is available. Below is the table of contents of this issue, which includes a panel of papers emerging from an AAR/SBL Panel on Religion Past and Present. This issue … Continue reading

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Star Wars and Religion

“May the Force be with you.” “And also with you.” Note: This post originally appear on the Feeling the Force blog. by Kate Daley-Bailey If you were to catch the end of any conversation I have with my family, you … Continue reading

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The Enduring Appeal of the Missionary Position Revisited

by Matt Sheedy In August 2013, I wrote a blog post entitled, “The Enduring Appeal of the Missionary Position: Some Contemporary Representations of Native-Jesuit Relations,” based on a trip that I took to a well-known shrine and museum in the … Continue reading

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