Tag Archives: Jesus

Will it Ever Be “Just about Bad Scholarship?”: A Response to Aaron Hughes and Omid Safi

by Carl J. Stoneham As a PhD student in a U.S. Religious Studies program (now entering the dissertation phase), I am struck by the ‘emic–etic tension’ in the field of Islamic Studies. While hashing out the particulars of the debate … Continue reading

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Making Cents

* This post originally appeared on the University of Alabama’s Studying Religion in Culture blog. by Russell McCutcheon Every now and then you hear about a really large, anonymous tip that’s been left for a server — here’s a story (including … Continue reading

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Classify This: Reflections on the 2013 York Christian Apocrypha Symposium

by Ian Brown Last weekend I had the pleasure of attending the 2013 York Christian Apocrypha Symposium at York University. The symposium featured 20 invited papers from scholars hailing from numerous North American universities. The papers were very eclectic with … Continue reading

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Zombie Jesus Day: When Labels (Re-)Make Reality

By Philip L. Tite Over the Easter weekend, I heard a story of a young child at a local school discussing the Easter holidays with her friends. The holiday that her family celebrates, she said, is actually called Zombie Jesus … Continue reading

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Cultural Icons Turn Out For Perry-odies

In what is now a classic text in American religious history, Selling God: American Religion in the Marketplace of Culture, R. Laurence Moore documents the gradual entanglement of American religion “in the marketplace of culture” during the 19th and 20th … Continue reading

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Picture Book: No Room at the Inn

I recently found the following image on the Fail Blog: I don’t know it’s provenance—it might have been photoshopped by an anti-Christian group. My guess, however, is that it is genuine. This is a provocative image. I don’t know quite … Continue reading

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Picture Book: Remembering 9/11

Here are two provocative images I’ve recently seen that relate to the ten year anniversary of 9/11: This one was found via Facebook—shared by a friend of a friend: The text reads: “Flight 93 Born Hero’s; Gave their Lives to … Continue reading

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