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Mirror Reflections: Some Thoughts on the Relationship Between Religion and Culture

by Leslie Dorrough Smith * This post initially appear on the Practicum: Critical Theory, Religion Pedagogy blog. Back in the 1980s – that decade of abundant pastel makeup – I loved nothing more than sitting in front of my grandmother’s … Continue reading

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Ironic Religion & Ritual

That the traditional American Christmas holiday has in recent years encountered powerful cultural competitors is fairly obvious. This is evident, for instance, in legal and political battles over whether public space (and funds) should be set aside for nativity scenes. … Continue reading

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Picture Book: No Room at the Inn

I recently found the following image on the Fail Blog: I don’t know it’s provenance—it might have been photoshopped by an anti-Christian group. My guess, however, is that it is genuine. This is a provocative image. I don’t know quite … Continue reading

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