Category Archives: Religion and Popular Culture

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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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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A Warm Welcome to a New Addition to the Bulletin’s Staff: Stacie Swain as New Co-Editor of the Blog

We are delighted to welcome Stacie Swain to the editorial board of the Bulletin for the Study of Religion. Over the past year, Adam Miller has been working with Matt Sheedy to oversee the daily work on our blog and … 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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Notes from FSU’s 16th Graduate Student Symposium

(photo: Thomas Whitley) by Tim Burnside and Haley Iliff With the timely theme of Religion & Conflict, and during one of Tallahassee’s scarce weekends of tolerable weather, the Florida State University’s Department of Religion hosted its 16th annual graduate symposium. … Continue reading

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On Reza Aslan’s “Believer”

  by Andrew M. Henry [special thanks to my colleagues and fellow premiere-goers Derek Knox and Kate Soules for their contributions to this review] Still riding the wave of his bestselling book Zealot and a few high-profile interviews, Reza Aslan … Continue reading

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