Tag Archives: Culture on the Edge

Forcing Tradition

by Craig Martin This post originally appeared on the Culture on the Edge blog. Recently on Netflix I watched an interesting episode of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (“Producer’s Backend,” season 16 episode 3, which originally aired 8 October … Continue reading

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Hijacked! Conference in Bonn, Germany

by Leslie Dorrough Smith Note: This post originally appeared on the Culture on the Edge blog. Hijacked!: A Critical Treatment of the Public Rhetoric of “Good” and “Bad” Religion was a conference held from June 8-10 in Bonn, Germany, at the Forum Internationale Wissenschaft … 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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Names and Things

Note: This post originally appeared on the Culture on the Edge blog. by Russell McCutcheon Have you heard? There’s a new theory as to where the term “eskimo” originated. Click the above image to read the brief article, but here’s … Continue reading

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Who Gets Thrown Under the Bus

Note: this post originally appeared on the Culture on the Edge blog. by Steven Ramey The Daily Show’s recent sketch about Waris Ahluwalia and the problematic assumptions that those who wear turbans and identify as Sikhs continually face illustrates quite well the … Continue reading

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It’s All About Us

by Steven Ramey Note: This post initially appear on the Culture on the Edge blog just after the Paris attacks on November 13. Given our goal at the Bulletin blog to keep this conversation going, a re-post is in order. … Continue reading

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Using World Religions

by Steven Ramey Note: This post originally appeared on the Culture on the Edge blog. “World religions” as a way of organizing the world have become the focus of scholarly critiques (including my recent post) that connect this discourse to the interests and … Continue reading

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