Tag Archives: Burton Mack

Jesus’ Remains: Teaching Multiple Jesi

by Kate Daley-Bailey Motivated by not a little shameless self-promotion and a pseudo-masochistic desire for undergraduate feedback on my work, I ventured to present my Introduction to Religious Thought class with a ‘Jesus’ with which they are entirely unfamiliar, the … Continue reading

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Religious Studies, Politics, Theology

by Matt Sheedy In discussing the myth-ritual system of medieval Christianity in his book Myth and the Christian Nation, (2008) Burton Mack notes the following: It was interested only in the church taking its place as the dominant religion in … Continue reading

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What Have the Mayans Got to Do With It? A Brief Guide to the Apocalypse

by Matt Sheedy According to the Mesoamerican long count calendar, which has been closely associated with the Maya civilization, the end of the fourth world or conclusion of a b’ak’tun (roughly 5,125 years) will take place today, on December 21, … Continue reading

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Following a Trail Blazing Scholar: What Burton Mack’s Intellectual Journey Can Teach Us

Editor’s Note: In the recent issue of the Bulletin for the Study of Religion, Randall Reed published his reflections on the influence of Burton Mack in his essay, “Experiments in the Analytic Study of the Bible: Burton Mack as Pioneer.” Reed … Continue reading

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An Unsettled Discipline: Reflections and Suggestions in the Study of Religion

By Philip L. Tite The following is the editor’s introduction to the Bulletin for the Study of Religion 41.3 (September 2012), written by Philip Tite. In order to offer our blog readers a sense of what is appearing in the … Continue reading

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