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The Social Functions of Obligatory Denunciations

by Craig Martin This post originally appeared on the author’s blog. In preparation for a new course I’m teaching this fall, I’ve been reading a great deal on Islam. I’ve surveyed both scholarly and popular narratives on Islam, particularly as … Continue reading

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Is Your Group Oppressed?

by Steven Ramey Note: This post originally appeared on the Culture on the Edge blog. “A war against Christianity,” a friend on Facebook asserted, as he pointed to examples in the United States and around the world. The shooting at … Continue reading

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Charlie Hebdo, “Free Speech,” and Critique

by Matt Sheedy It should go without saying that the massacre of journalists and police officers in Paris this past Wednesday is abhorrent, that the perpetrators should be brought to justice, and that measures should be taken to reduce the … Continue reading

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Religion Clichés #5: Religious Past

by Tenzan Eaghll Note: This post is the third in a series that seeks to summarize some of the clichés associated with religion. It is framed as a critique of a 1972 article by Ninian Smart. For the two first posts … Continue reading

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Religion Clichés #3 and #4

by Tenzan Eaghll Note: This post is the second in a series that seeks to summarize some of the clichés associated with religion. It is framed as a critique of a 1972 article by Ninian Smart. For the first post … Continue reading

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Islamophobia and Antisemitism

by Tenzan Eaghll In a hundred years from now when historians and scholars of religion look back on the perceptions of Muslims between the later half of the 20th and the first half of the 21st Century I wonder what … Continue reading

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Divided by Faith?

by Craig Martin It seems to be a common sense notion that people fight over differing religious beliefs. Consider the following paragraph from an NPR news story, which I take to be typical: When Osama bin Laden declared war on … Continue reading

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