Tag Archives: Power

How to Resist Christian Hegemony: Reflections on the #RAAC2017 Biennial

                  by Travis Cooper Just this last weekend I had the privilege of attending the 5th Biennial Conference for the Study of Religion and American Culture held in Indianapolis. I started coming … Continue reading

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Theory & Religion Series: Talal Asad’s Formations of the Secular

by Eoin O’Mahony * This post is part of the Theory & Religion Series, where contributors are asked to discuss a book or essay by a particular theorist that they have found useful in their teaching and research in the study … Continue reading

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An Institution Is Not a Text: Pope Francis, Affect, and Power

                  by Donovan Schaefer “…it is possible that the very productive critical habits embodied in what Paul Ricoeur memorably called the ‘hermeneutics of suspicion’—widespread critical habits indeed, perhaps by now nearly synonymous … Continue reading

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Blessed Are the Merciful: Religion, Power, and Pussy Riot

Last month I wrote about how the Russian Orthodox Church joined forces with the Kremlin in supporting Bashar al-Assad’s regime in the Syrian civil war.  The Russian Orthodox Church, I suggested, was pursuing this course not because of their commitment … Continue reading

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Methodological Failures

I’m currently reading Matthew Wood’s Possession, Power, and the New Age, and I’ve found an extremely provocative passage in the conclusion to his second chapter (a summary of “The field of New Age studies”): The transmission of the New Age motif … Continue reading

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