Tag Archives: Adam T. Miller

Theory in Unlikely Places: Tim Kinsella’s Lyrics

In this series with the Bulletin, we ask readers and contributors to share some reflections on unlikely places (i.e., non-stodgy-academic-prose) where religious studies theory and method show up for them–be it in song, poetry, literature, television, film, or anything else.  by Adam T. Miller A … Continue reading

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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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‘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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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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So You’re Not a Priest? Scholars Explain What They Do to Outsiders: Adam Miller

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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Feeling Rules and the Construction of Sacred Space

by Adam Miller I don’t often think in terms of affect, but I’ve talked enough with Danae Faulk to be mildly familiar with the perspective/vocabulary. (Donovan Schaefer has also given me much to think with in this regard, though I wrote what … Continue reading

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Reflections on Wittgenstein

This post originally appeared on the author’s blog. by Adam T. Miller If you’re friends with me on Facebook, you may have noticed a recent spell of Wittgenstein quotes as status updates. This is because I’ve been doing a quick … Continue reading

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