Category Archives: Theory and Method

Theorizing Religion in the Age of Trump Series: Matthew Baldwin

The election of Donald Trump has given rise to new kind of politics that has already increased tensions between competing groups, including religious groups over issues such as public education, science funding, and a travel ban impacting several Muslim majority … Continue reading

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The Upside Down World: Shadows of Cold War Ghosts in Stranger Things

by Ting Guo This post originally appeared on the LA Review of Books. With Stranger Things, Netflix produced an original science fiction drama that went viral. But for me, it is also offered up a political drama that illuminated elements of our … Continue reading

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Notes from FSU’s 16th Graduate Student Symposium

(photo: Thomas Whitley) by Tim Burnside and Haley Iliff With the timely theme of Religion & Conflict, and during one of Tallahassee’s scarce weekends of tolerable weather, the Florida State University’s Department of Religion hosted its 16th annual graduate symposium. … Continue reading

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On Reza Aslan’s “Believer”

  by Andrew M. Henry [special thanks to my colleagues and fellow premiere-goers Derek Knox and Kate Soules for their contributions to this review] Still riding the wave of his bestselling book Zealot and a few high-profile interviews, Reza Aslan … Continue reading

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What’s in Your Religion Syllabus? Lucas Johnston

In this series with the Bulletin, we ask scholars of religion to share with our readers what’s in their religion syllabus, from a new class or a class they’ve taught for years, reflecting on what has worked, what has been modified, … Continue reading

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When We Forget Our Roots

by Aaron Hughes I have been asked to respond to Rachel Fulton Brown’s piece at the University of Chicago Divinity’s School Sightings. I’ll leave it to others to adjudicate her political leanings or apparent support for Milo Yiannopoulos’ cross-country speaking … Continue reading

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Comparative Approches to Religion and Violence: Call for Papers, AAR/SBL 2017

The Comparative Approaches to Religion and Violence Group is affiliated with the Journal of Religion and Violence. Please note that conference papers presented through this AAR program unit will be considered for publication in the journal.  Submission due dates: March … Continue reading

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