Monthly Archives: September 2011

Picture Book: Rick Perry at The Response

If you follow the U.S. Republican presidential candidates, you’ll remember that back in early August of this year, Texas Governor Rick Perry addressed a large prayer meeting in Houston’s Reliant Center. The event, called “The Response: A Call to Prayer … Continue reading

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NAASR Program, November 2011

Click on the image below to see the latest information on the program for the North American Association for the Study of Religion’s upcoming conference …

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Medieval Anti-Zombie Tech?

Recent excavations of medieval church burial grounds in parts of Ireland have, apparently, unearthed human remains with large stones forcibly inserted in subjects’ mouths, “something researchers believe locals did to stop the dead from returning to walk the Earth as … Continue reading

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The Nature and Function of the Religious Studies Book Review (Part 3 of 3): Pedagogical Value and Closing Comments

By Philip L. Tite Continuing from Part 1 (the structure of the book review) and Part 2 (functions of the book review) of this essay, this final entry offers a discussion of the pedagogical usefulness of the book review along … Continue reading

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What’s In Your Bible?

In a recent piece for CNN’s religion blog, “Actually, that’s not in the Bible,” John Blake examines the ubiquity of “phantom scripture” in American Christian communities. By “phantom scripture” he means ideas, teachings, and passages that sound like they belong in the Bible–e.g., … Continue reading

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CALL FOR PAPERS — “Religion and the Politics of Humor”

CALL FOR PAPERS on the topic “Religion and the Politics of Humor” – The Bulletin for the Study of Religion is accepting submissions for a special issue on humor and religion. Articles engaging any aspect of the theme are welcome, … 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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