Category Archives: Kelly J. Baker

Special Issue on “Evidence” in American Religions

By Kelly J. Baker The following is the editorial introduction to the most recent issue of the Bulletin for the Study of Religion (41.4, November 2012), written by our new co-editor, Kelly Baker. We offer this here in order to … Continue reading

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SORAAAD BookNotes with the Bulletin: Tanya Erzen, Fanpire, The Twilight Saga and the Women Who Love It

by Kelly Baker In 2008, I picked up the Twilight series because my youngest sister, then a teenager, happened to be reading them. I had just sent my dissertation to my advisor for final edits, and I wanted to read … Continue reading

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“So Long, and Thanks for All the Issues!” Some Changes at the Bulletin

By Philip L. Tite One of the most memorable sayings in Douglas Adams’ Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy is “so long and thanks for all the fish” – just when the Dolphins leave earth before it is destroyed. While that … Continue reading

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What’s belief got to do with it?

By Kelly Baker “They don’t really believe that, do they?” is a refrain that I find familiar, expected and, frankly, tiring. As someone who researches white supremacists and doomsday prophets, I should be used to it. The query confronts me … Continue reading

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Embodying Identity: Instructor As Object Lesson

By Kelly J. Baker “I am implicated in the body ideologies analyzed herein.”—R. Marie Griffith, Born Again Bodies In my 300 level Religions in the U.S. course, I combine my scholarly interest in the methods for studying American religions with … Continue reading

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