Category Archives: Religion in the News

Trump and the Tyranny of Authenticity

by Matt Sheedy In the preface to his book Islam and the Tyranny of Authenticity (2016), Aaron Hughes writes: Rather than judge the Islamic bone fides of such groups as Boko Haram and ISIS, why not attempt to explain and understand such groups … Continue reading

Posted in Matt Sheedy, Politics and Religion, Religion and Popular Culture, Religion and Society, Religion and Theory, Religion in the News, Tenzan Eaghll, Theory and Method | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Better Know a Religion Blog: Leviathan and You: A Blog About Big Things

In this series with the Bulletin–whose title is a play on Stephen Colbert’s “Better Know a District” segment, and whose alternate title is “Religious Studies Blogs: What do they talk about? Do they talk about things? Let’s find out!” (from BoJack Horseman)–we ask blog authors/curators to tell us a … Continue reading

Posted in Politics and Religion, Religion and Popular Culture, Religion and Society, Religion and Theory, Religion in the News, Theory and Method, Theory in the Real World, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Building Broad Support (or the Appearance of it)

by Steven Ramey This post originally appeared on the Culture on the Edge blog. A New Jersey fundraiser last weekend titled “Humanity United Against Terror” provides an excellent example of one of the tricks of building cooperation. The Republican Hindu … Continue reading

Posted in Politics and Religion, Religion and Popular Culture, Religion and Society, Religion and Theory, Religion in the News, Theory and Method | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Better Know a Religion Blog: Religion & Politics

In this series with the Bulletin–whose title is a play on Stephen Colbert’s “Better Know a District” segment, and whose alternate title is “Religious Studies Blogs: What do they talk about? Do they talk about things? Let’s find out!” (from BoJack Horseman)–we ask blog authors/curators to tell us a … Continue reading

Posted in Interviews, Politics and Religion, Religion and Society, Religion and Theory, Religion in the News, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Pope Francis’s Gender Trouble

by Matt Sheedy The other day I came across a short article on Facebook entitled, “Pope says gender theory part of ‘global war’ on marriage, family,” which I promptly shared on my wall. The Reuters News Agency piece recounts comments … Continue reading

Posted in Matt Sheedy, Politics and Religion, Religion and Popular Culture, Religion and Society, Religion and Theory, Religion in the News, Theory and Method, Theory in the Real World | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Better Know a Religion Blog: Sightings

In this series with the Bulletin–whose title is a play on Stephen Colbert’s “Better Know a District” segment, and whose alternate title is “Religious Studies Blogs: What do they talk about? Do they talk about things? Let’s find out!” (from BoJack Horseman)–we ask blog … Continue reading

Posted in Better Know a Blog, Interviews, Politics and Religion, Religion and Popular Culture, Religion and Society, Religion in the News | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Feminism and Free Choice in the Burkini Affair

by Matt Sheedy The image of a woman being forced to remove layers of clothing on a beach in Nice last month by four armed police sparked protest from around the world, and is the latest incident in France’s on-going … Continue reading

Posted in Politics and Religion, Religion and Society, Religion and Theory, Religion in the News, Theory and Method, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment