Category Archives: Ruminations

The Origins of the Juggernaut

This post originally appeared on the OUP blog. by Michael J. Altman People deploy the word juggernaut to describe anyone or anything that seems unstoppable, powerful, dominant. The Golden State Warriors, the recent National Basketball Association champions, are a juggernaut. National … Continue reading

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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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“Gender” in/and the Study of Religion: Cameron Montgomery

                    In this series, the Bulletin asks scholars if and how they critically engage “gender” in the study of religion. Contributors consider how gender intersects with method & theory, pedagogy, professional practices, or matters of … Continue reading

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Notes from FSU’s 16th Graduate Student Symposium

(photo: Thomas Whitley) by Tim Burnside and Haley Iliff With the timely theme of Religion & Conflict, and during one of Tallahassee’s scarce weekends of tolerable weather, the Florida State University’s Department of Religion hosted its 16th annual graduate symposium. … 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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So You’re Not a Priest? Scholars Explain What They Do to Outsiders: Charles S. Preston

In this series with the Bulletin, we ask scholars to talk about how they describe what they do to outsiders by sharing a story or two, and reflect on how this has affected their identity as scholars of religion. For other … Continue reading

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So You’re Not a Priest? Scholars Explain What They Do to Outsiders: Alexander Rocklin

            In this series with the Bulletin, we ask scholars to talk about how they describe what they do to outsiders by sharing a story or two, and reflect on how this has affected their identity … Continue reading

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