Category Archives: Religion and Theory

Expected Meanings

Note: This post originally appeared on the Culture on the Edge blog. by Steven Ramey The meaning of words, even entire texts, reflect our expectations of them and our assumptions of their context. This point is apparent in the Argentine … Continue reading

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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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Theory & Religion Series: Ann Taves’ Religious Experience Reconsidered in the study of atheism

by Thomas J. Coleman III * 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 they have found … 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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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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Religious Diversity: Transitions, Intersections, Flashpoints, and Institutions

The following is the introduction to the March 2016 issue of the Bulletin for the Study of Religion (the full table of contents having already been posted), written by Lori Beaman (University of Ottawa), who is the director of the … Continue reading

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