Category Archives: Craig Martin

Facebooking for Scholarship

by Craig Martin My Facebook friends often say that serious academic conversations can’t take place on Facebook. Apparently the limitations of the format are limited such that substantive engagement is difficult if not impossible. However, I’m not entirely persuaded. If … Continue reading

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Critical Questions Series 1: Summary

by Matt Sheedy In this first installment of the Critical Question Series, six scholars of religion were asked to respond to the following question: It is well known, at least amongst insiders, that the study of religion is internally divided in … Continue reading

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Internalized Oppression

by Craig Martin “Internalized oppression” is an outdated concept; those who once used it tended to (wrongly) assume the pre-existence of a free self that is essentially constrained—rather than constituted—by social forces. Nevertheless, the concept, problematic though it may be, … Continue reading

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Critical Questions Series: Craig Martin

The Critical Questions Series is a new feature with the Bulletin, where a variety of scholars address controversial issues within the field of religious studies. Today’s response is from Craig Martin, assistant professor at St. Thomas Aquinas College. It is well … Continue reading

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Jesus in an Age of Neoliberalism: An Interview with James G. Crossley (Part 3 of 3)

(This is the third and final part of a three part interview with James G. Crossley. Part 1 can be found here, and Part 2 here.) Craig Martin: If I might press you on a point I found interesting and … Continue reading

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Jesus in an Age of Neoliberalism: An Interview with James G. Crossley (Part 1 of 3)

I recently interviewed James G. Crossley—with a little help from Philip Tite—about James’ recent book, Jesus in an Age of Neoliberalism: Quests, Scholarship and Ideology (Equinox, 2012). According to the book’s description, it “analyses the ideology underpinning scholarly and popular quests … Continue reading

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“So Long, and Thanks for All the Issues!” Some Changes at the Bulletin

By Philip L. Tite One of the most memorable sayings in Douglas Adams’ Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy is “so long and thanks for all the fish” – just when the Dolphins leave earth before it is destroyed. While that … Continue reading

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