Category Archives: Theory and Method

“All of the evil that he represents for me…”

by Russell McCutcheon This post originally appeared on the Studying Religion in Culture blog. Seeing cheering crowds in Miami celebrating Fidel Castro’s death, made me think a little about our disdain when there were rumors of people cheering after the twin … Continue reading

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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

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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

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Trump, Barthes, and the Triumph of Wrestling

by Tenzan Eaghll I don’t know if Donald Trump is a sexist, racist, misogynist, bigot, or even if he is a neo-fascist, but he sure played one in this year’s election. Just like the World Wrestling champion Hulk Hogan, who … Continue reading

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Introduction: René Girard’s Legacy

                The following is the introduction to the special double-size September-December 2016 issue of the Bulletin for the Study of Religion (the full table of contents having already been posted). The introduction to … Continue reading

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Now Published – Bulletin for the Study of Religion 45.3-4 (September-December 2016)

                A special double-size issue of the Bulletin has now been published and is available both online and in print. We are pleased to published this special memorial issue focused on a significant, … Continue reading

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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

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