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Poppies, Poems, and Soldiers Bodies

by Matt Sheedy November 11th marks Remembrance Day in several commonwealth nations such as Canada, the UK, and South Africa, and, much like Veterans Day in the US, is commemorated with ceremonies to honor soldiers past and present, especially those who … Continue reading

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Life After Religious Studies: An Interview with Shelly Nixon

  Editor’s Note: This is the second in a series of interviews with former scholars of religion who have, for one or another reason, decided to leave the world of academia. In this series we hope to open up a … Continue reading

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Gang of Four, Entertainment!: Theory & Religion Series

by Sean McCloud * This post is part of a new feature with the Bulletin called the Theory & Religion Series, where contributors are asked to discuss a book or essay by a particular theorist that they have found useful … Continue reading

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The First Day in Orientation to the Study of Religion

by Sean McCloud * This post originally appeared on the Practicum: Critical Theory, Religion, and Pedagogy blog. “Let’s start at the very beginning (a very good place to start).” “Everything seems to be up in the air at this time.” … Continue reading

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Serpents, Novelty, and Academic Fetish

by Travis Cooper * This is a revised version of a post originally found on the author’s personal blog. Novelty draws academics. This is no controversial claim. We cluster around the odd, the uncanny, and the strange. We gather around scenes … Continue reading

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Reflexive Religious Studies: A Note

Jason Ānanda Josephson * This post originally appeared on the author’s blog. I’ve been lecturing about and, even calling for, what I term “Reflexive Religious Studies” for some time. My comments about it will be appearing in print in the … Continue reading

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Differentiating Fields

by Craig Martin S. Brent Plate’s recent post at Religion Dispatches suggests that when it comes to religious studies, scholars are, in a sense, both insiders and outsiders at the same time. He comes to this conclusion through a comparison of the … Continue reading

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