Tag Archives: Idolatry

The Origins of the Juggernaut

This post originally appeared on the OUP blog. by Michael J. Altman People deploy the word juggernaut to describe anyone or anything that seems unstoppable, powerful, dominant. The Golden State Warriors, the recent National Basketball Association champions, are a juggernaut. National … Continue reading

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Religious Essentialism

I spend a good bit of time in my courses trying to disrupt religious essentialism: the idea that all practitioners in a religious tradition share some essence, that such an essence determines their behavior, or that their beliefs are the … Continue reading

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