Category Archives: Theory and Method

Basic Buddhists, Bad Buddhists

                          by Adam T. Miller A few days back, the Bulletin’s own Nathan Rein asked the hive-mind that is Facebook to fill him in on what it means to … Continue reading

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So You’re Not a Priest? Scholars Explain What They Do To Outsiders: Merinda Simmons

In this series with the Bulletin, we ask scholars to talk about how they describe what they do to outsiders by sharing a story or two, and reflect on how this has affected their identity as scholars of religion. For other … Continue reading

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‘Religion’ with a Dash of Kripke

by Adam T. Miller The ongoing debate about whether the category religion has any analytical purchase is without doubt quite familiar to readers of the Bulletin. And for most of us, due to the lasting influence of J. Z. Smith … Continue reading

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On the Compositional History of Melania Trump’s Plagiarized Address

by Philip L. Tite This post initially appeared on the author’s blog. CNN: Comparing the Speeches This week the 2016 Republican National Convention (RNC) in Cleveland OH made headlines with a controversial, and somewhat amusing, speech by Melania Trump in … Continue reading

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To Celebrate or Protest? Some Reflections on Pride Toronto 2016

by Matt Sheedy On July 3rd I attended the Pride parade in Toronto, which drew increased media attention this year in light of such things as its proximity to the Orlando massacre, a terror threat on a “German-language ISIS fanboy … Continue reading

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Imagined Communities: Theory & Religion Series

by Kate Daley-Bailey * This post is part of the Theory & Religion Series, where contributors are asked to discuss a book or essay by a particular theorist that they have found useful in their teaching and research in the study … Continue reading

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Interpellation in The Splendid Vision

by Adam Miller * This post originally appeared on the author’s blog. The French marxist Louis Althusser theorized interpellation as “the process by which ideology addresses the individual.” Or, put differently, interpellation is the way a dominant ideology constructs the human subject … Continue reading

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