Category Archives: Steven Ramey

It’s All About Us

by Steven Ramey Note: This post initially appear on the Culture on the Edge blog just after the Paris attacks on November 13. Given our goal at the Bulletin blog to keep this conversation going, a re-post is in order. … Continue reading

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Accessibility and Complexity

by Steven Ramey Tenzan Eaghll’s post on this blog on Wednesday made a significant point. Calls for more accessible scholarly writing, which have been making the social media rounds lately, ignore the ways that critical theory often challenges assumptions, the … Continue reading

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Is Your Group Oppressed?

by Steven Ramey Note: This post originally appeared on the Culture on the Edge blog. “A war against Christianity,” a friend on Facebook asserted, as he pointed to examples in the United States and around the world. The shooting at … Continue reading

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Can an Atheist Believe in God?

By Steven Ramey My last post generated an extended exchange with a colleague who has rightly pushed me concerning my disavowal of judging identity claims. My colleague suggested, for example, that someone who believes that Jesus is the Son of … Continue reading

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You Say Spiritual; They Say Political

* This post originally appear on the Culture on the Edge blog. by Steven Ramey We often assume that actions are either political or spiritual, that those two categories are easily discernible and inherently distinct, but are they different? At … Continue reading

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Residual Assumptions

  by Steven Ramey Note: This post originally appeared on the Culture on the Edge blog. In a recent email discussion among scholars about general issues of representations and Wendy Doniger’s controversial book (about which I have written on Culture … Continue reading

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Religion Snapshots: Critical Thinking and an Analysis of Wikipedia

Religion Snapshots is a feature with the Bulletin for the Study of Religion blog, where a number of contributors are asked to briefly comment on popular news items or pressing theoretical issues in the field, especially those topics relating to definitions, classification and … Continue reading

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