Tag Archives: Rhetoric

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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Theory in Unlikely Places: Tim Kinsella’s Lyrics

In this series with the Bulletin, we ask readers and contributors to share some reflections on unlikely places (i.e., non-stodgy-academic-prose) where religious studies theory and method show up for them–be it in song, poetry, literature, television, film, or anything else.  by Adam T. Miller A … Continue reading

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Scripting Acts of Violence: Intersectionality and the Orlando Shooting

  By Philip L. Tite At 2 a.m. this past Sunday morning in the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Florida gunshots were heard by patrons. The nightmare that they experienced did not end until 5 a.m. when police killed Omar Mateen, … Continue reading

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Disruptive Narratives and the “Funny” in Religion

By Philip L. Tite In the most recent issue of the Bulletin for the Study of Religion, Catherine Caufield (Athabasca University) offers a fascinating analysis of several modern fictional accounts of the life of Jesus. She looks at Nikos Kanzantzakis’ … Continue reading

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NAASR Notes: Adam T. Miller

by Adam T. Miller NAASR Notes is a feature with the Bulletin where we invite members of the North American Association for the Study of Religion to describe books they are reading and/or research and writing projects that will be … Continue reading

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Individual Rights?

According to a story we tell ourselves, we live in an unprecedented age with something called “individual rights.” As Norbert Elias writes in The Society of Individuals, The transition to the primacy of the state in relation to clan and tribe … Continue reading

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Picture Book: Marriage and Donuts

I recently saw this image on Facebook (it was shared by George Takei, whose Facebook feed is pretty entertaining): While I am personally in favor of passing laws that benefit the interests of gays and lesbians, this comparison of gay … Continue reading

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