Category Archives: Religion and Popular Culture

So You’re Not a Priest? Scholars Explain What They Do To Outsiders: Merinda Simmons

In this series with the Bulletin, we ask scholars to talk about how they describe what they do to outsiders by sharing a story or two, and reflect on how this has affected their identity as scholars of religion. For other … Continue reading

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CFP: Sovereignty & Strangeness Graduate Conference, Northwestern Department of Religious Studies

The Northwestern Department of Religious Studies graduate students invite young scholars to submit paper proposals for “Sovereignty & Strangeness,” a graduate conference to be held October 19-21, 2018 in Evanston, IL. Proposals are due May 6, 2018. You can get … Continue reading

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So You’re Not a Priest? Scholars Explain What They Do to Outsiders: Matt Sheedy

In this series with the Bulletin, we ask scholars to talk about how they describe what they do to outsiders by sharing a story or two, and reflect on how this has affected their identity as scholars of religion. For other … Continue reading

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So You’re Not a Priest? Scholars Explain What They Do to Outsiders: Stacie Swain

In this series with the Bulletin, we ask scholars to talk about how they describe what they do to outsiders by sharing a story or two, and reflect on how this has affected their identity as scholars of religion. For other … Continue reading

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Evangelizing the Ufologists

by Joseph Laycock Last week my friend Blake Smith, co-host of the podcast “Monstertalk,” e-mailed me about a new documentary called “Alien Intrusion.” The film, which promises to “unmask a deception” about extra-terrestrials, is based on a book by Gary … Continue reading

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Affecting the Study of Religion: Schaefer, Animality, and Affect Theory

The following is the editor’s introduction, written by Philip Tite, to the double-size September-December 2017 issue of the Bulletin for the Study of Religion (the full table of contents having already been posted). We offer this editorial, which is also … Continue reading

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Now Published: Bulletin for the Study of Religion 46.3-4 (September-December 2017)

We are pleased to announce the publication of the double-size September-December 2017 issue of the Bulletin for the Study of Religion in both online and in print formats. This issue of the Bulletin includes a panel of papers engaging affect … Continue reading

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