Category Archives: Religion and Society

Names and Things

Note: This post originally appeared on the Culture on the Edge blog. by Russell McCutcheon Have you heard? There’s a new theory as to where the term “eskimo” originated. Click the above image to read the brief article, but here’s … Continue reading

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Religious Studies and Repression A(nother) Cautionary Tale

by Aaron W. Hughes Last week I wrote on my recent experiences during an interview for an endowed position in Jewish studies. I had been “long shortlisted,” and on the Skype interview was informed that a non-academic from the local … Continue reading

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So You’re Not a Priest? Scholars Explain What They Do to Outsiders: Sarah Lynn Kleeb

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: 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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For the Good or the Guild? Scholars Respond to Kate Daley-Bailey: Helen Ramirez

In this series, a number of scholars respond to Kate Daley-Bailey’s provocative essay, “For  the Good or the ‘Guild’: An Open Letter to the American Academy of Religion,” which appears in the most recent issue of the Bulletin journal, Vol 44, No. 4 (2015). … Continue reading

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Feeling Rules and the Construction of Sacred Space

by Adam Miller I don’t often think in terms of affect, but I’ve talked enough with Danae Faulk to be mildly familiar with the perspective/vocabulary. (Donovan Schaefer has also given me much to think with in this regard, though I wrote what … Continue reading

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What’s in a name, a name rearranged? Part 2

by Stacie A. Swain Note: Note: This post originally appeared on the Practicum: Critical Theory, Religion, and Pedagogy blog. For part one, see here. Words matter.[i] When I began to understand deconstruction as a method, I felt like I no longer knew how to speak (I’m … Continue reading

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