Category Archives: Religion and Popular Culture

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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The Harm of World Religions

* This post originally appear on the Culture on the Edge Blog. by Steven Ramey While discussions of “World Religions” often attempt to encourage appreciation of human diversity, these presentations have become the focus of scholarly critiques because of the … Continue reading

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Profile Me: The Confederate Flag, Shame, and White Male Terror

by Donovan Schaefer Editor’s note: This post initially came out in response to the mass shooting at the Sikh Temple of Wisconsin in 2012. We are reposting it in the light of recent discussions about white terrorism, racism, and the … Continue reading

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Trinkets from the Vatican Gift Shop

by Matt Sheedy On a recent trip to Florence and Rome (my first visit to both cities), I had the opportunity to take in some of the more popular sites, such as the Pitti Palace and the Roman Forum, along … Continue reading

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