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Religious Liberty, Gay Rights, or the Logic of the Marketplace??

by Dennis LoRusso Last week, state legislators in Mississippi and in my home state of Georgia introduced bills that would allow businesses to refuse service on religious grounds. Georgia’s bill, HB 1023, known popularly as the “Preservation of Religious Freedom” … Continue reading

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Religion Snapshots: Jesus’ Got a Gun

Religion Snapshots is a feature with the Bulletin for the Study of Religion blog, where a number of contributors are asked to briefly comment on popular news items or pressing theoretical issues in the field, especially those topics relating to definitions, classification … Continue reading

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The Phenomenon of Bull$*#% University Jobs

Anonymous Editor’s note: Picking up on a recent and intriguing trend featured in the Guardian newspaper in the UK, where, as their editors put it, “academics can tell it like it is,” we at the Bulletin thought it would be … Continue reading

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Jesus’ Remains: Teaching Multiple Jesi

by Kate Daley-Bailey Motivated by not a little shameless self-promotion and a pseudo-masochistic desire for undergraduate feedback on my work, I ventured to present my Introduction to Religious Thought class with a ‘Jesus’ with which they are entirely unfamiliar, the … Continue reading

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Comparative Approaches to Religion and Violence Group, Call for Papers: AAR/SBL Meeting, San Diego, Nov. 22-25, 2014

Comparative Approaches to Religion and Violence Group The AAR and SBL Meeting San Diego California, November 22-25   Deadline:  Monday, March 3, 2014, 5:00 PM EST, through: http://papers.aarweb.org/ Statement of Purpose: Since the end of the Cold War, acts of religiously motivated … Continue reading

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That “Dirty Little Coward” Rob(ert) Ford

by Matt Sheedy Some will no doubt recognize the title of this post as a nod to “the man who shot Jesse James,” Robert Ford, whose reputation as a “dirty little coward” was immortalized in folk songs and made popular … Continue reading

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Ritual Studies Group Call for Papers: AAR Annual Confernce in San Diego, CA, Nov. 22-25, 2014

Ritual Studies Group The AAR and SBL Meeting San Diego California, November 22-25 Deadline: Monday, March 3, 2014, 5:00 PM EST, through http://papers.aarweb.org/ Statement of Purpose:  This Group provides a unique venue for the interdisciplinary exploration of ritual — broadly understood … Continue reading

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