Category Archives: Theory and Method

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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Now Published – Bulletin for the Study of Religion 45.1 (March 2016)

The March issue of the Bulletin has now been published and is available. Below is the table of contents of this issue, which includes a set of papers arising from the Religion and Diversity Project; a major, seven-year research endeavor … Continue reading

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Why are Chinese Grandmothers Giving Offerings to Video Game Characters? And Why Does the Internet Think it’s Funny?

by Natasha L. Mikles A strange set of pictures has been circulating on Chinese messaging apps this week. The photos—stills from the video footage of an internet café in an unknown Chinese city—show an elderly Chinese woman kneeling to make … Continue reading

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Theory + Method = Methodology

by Richard K. Payne A post on this site some time ago highlighted the continuing struggles of graduate students with the categories of theory and method. The author, Stacie Swain, said that she was “searching for the method upon which … Continue reading

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Diversity is Not Enough (Harvard’s Concealed Theology)

Note: This post originally appeared on Practicum: Critical Theory, Religion, and Pedagogy blog. by Tenzan Eaghll Did you catch the article that was making the rounds on Facebook last month about a new free online course on religion being offered by … Continue reading

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Quick Review: Between History and Myth

This post originally appeared on the author’s blog. by Adam Miller I recently finished reading Bruce Lincoln’s newest English-language book, Between History and Myth: Stories of Harald Fairhair and the Founding of the State. It was neither an easy nor a … Continue reading

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