Tag Archives: Classification

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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“We’re here to talk about religion”: A Few Examples for Teaching Classification

by Charles McCrary This post’s titular sentence was spoken Friday morning by a student during first lecture of the semester. It was a protest, playful but betraying frustration. She was sitting in the front row of a packed classroom, spending … Continue reading

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How to Get Undergrads to Begin to Disbelieve – Start with the Days of the Week

* This post initially appear on the Practicum: Critical Theory, Religion Pedagogy blog. We are pleased to share this pedagogical piece here on the Bulletin‘s blog and we encourage readers to check out other valuable posts on the Practicum blog. … Continue reading

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Rethinking Gnostic Intellectuals? Categories as Weapons and History as Construct

By Philip L. Tite A few weeks ago, Larry Hurtado posted on the question as to whether the ancient Gnostics were or were not intellectuals. Hurtado claimed that they were not, that what the Gnostics wrote was not intelligent discourse, … Continue reading

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Non-theism and the “Nones”: Four Scholars Weigh-In, Part 1

This is a two-part special with the Bulletin featuring religion scholars Joseph Blankholm, Donovan Schaefer, Monica Miller and Steven Ramey on the topic of the “Nones.” In part 1, Blankholm and Schaefer respond to a 2013 American Academy of Religion … Continue reading

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This Class is Not About “Profoundly Religious Acts”: Pedagogy and Method for the New Year

by Charlie McCrary On New Year’s Eve 2013, The Atlantic ran an article entitled, “Why Getting Drunk and Making Resolutions on New Year’s Are Profoundly Religious Acts.” If you’re the sort of person who reads the Bulletin Blog, it’s likely that … Continue reading

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On “Religious Symbols” and the Politics of Perception

by Matt Sheedy On September 10, 2013, the government of Québec made international headlines with a controversial proposal, Bill 60, more commonly referred to as the “Charter of Values.” The Bill would see restrictions on the wearing of “religious symbols,” … Continue reading

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