Monthly Archives: January 2011

Interview with Prof. Craig Martin

Cris, a PhD student in Anthropology at the University of Colorado-Boulder and blogger on Genealogy of Religion, has just posted an interview with Religion Bulletin’s own Craig Martin. Being a humble sort of chap, Craig didn’t say anything about it here. So I … Continue reading

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Religion, Sport, Opium and the Wealth Gap

First, reread the classic statement, but note in particular its deeply sympathetic tone: “Religion is, indeed, the self-consciousness and self-esteem of man who has either not yet won through to himself, or has already lost himself again. But man is no abstract … Continue reading

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Giants of the Bible and their Reception – A new blog

I confess that I have a bit of an odd hobby on the side - monitoring the reception and effect of biblical Giants in contemporary culture. It’s a bigger topic than you might at first imagine. For all those with similar interests, I’m … Continue reading

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The Author of the Qur’an Revealed! And it’s you.

Suddenly the Qur’an is bubbling with ecological insights and environmental sensitivity: Islam teaches a deep love of the planet, because loving the planet means loving ourselves and loving our Creator. -Ibrahim Abdul-Matin, Green Deen: What Islam Teaches about Protecting the … Continue reading

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Antipathy

Why is it that ”antipathy” sounds cool, but “antipathetic” sounds totally lame? I bet there is a pop band called “antipathy” but none called “antipathetic.” Why yes, that is so. Here’s one. And here’s another one: Indonesian anarcho-punk. And here’s a track called “Antipathy,” released on January … Continue reading

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