Tag Archives: Ideology

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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Almighty God Created the Races

by Craig Martin Last semester I taught Fay Botham’s Almighty God Created the Races: Christianity, Interracial Marriage, and American Law (University of North Carolina Press, 2009). I enjoyed teaching the book, and the students reported liking it as well. However, as … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Perverts Guide to Ideology

  by Tenzan Eaghll What is the connection between desire, the will, fantasy, and religion? In the latest documentary by the controversial philosopher Slavoj Žižek, The Perverts Guide to Ideology, he argues that the connection is ideology. Teaming up with … Continue reading

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A Plea to Critique the Pope’s Pity

by Tenzan Eaghll Since the election of Pope Francis I in March, 2013, the media has effectively given the Pope a free pass on account of his acts of pity. Bathing him in unquestioning acceptance, news agencies around the world … Continue reading

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On the Myth of Religious Violence: An Interview with William T. Cavanaugh

William T. Cavanaugh is Professor of Catholic Studies at DePaul University in Chicago, Illinois. Cavanaugh is a well-published theologian; his works include Torture and Eucharist (1998), Theopolitical Imagination (2003), and Being Consumed: Economics and Christian Desire (2008). His most recent … Continue reading

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Hitler’s Mythographer

By Kate Daley-Bailey Goring, Goebbels, Hitler, Himmler, Hess, and… Rosenberg?  The first five men listed here might easily be recognized as the architects of the infamous Third Reich, whose atrocities still haunt European history. Rosenberg, however, is less well known. … Continue reading

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Lucian’s Satires and the Discursive Role of the Charlatan

By Philip L. Tite I am continually fascinated with the discursive techniques that people use to discredit competing religious groups or cultic practices (especially as such language tends to reinforce the polemicist’s own group or worldview). Recently, while working on … Continue reading

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