Category Archives: James Dennis LoRusso

Now Published – Bulletin for the Study of Religion 43.1 (February 2014)

The February issue of the Bulletin has been published and is available in both print and electronic versions. Below is the table of contents of this issue, which includes a set of papers marking the twentieth anniversary of Talal Asad’s … Continue reading

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To Tweet or not to Tweet? Social Media in the Classroom

by James Dennis LoRusso The typical humanities student today experiences a multi-faceted exposure to new technologies.  I have given lectures that move seamlessly between video clips from Youtube, online news articles, and animated power point.  Courses regularly require students to … Continue reading

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Yoga and the Boundaries of Religion in the Public Square

by James Dennis LoRusso In one of the latest installments of the culture wars, we once again confront the struggle to specify the boundaries between religion and the state.  A group of parents in Encinitas, CA, with the aid of … Continue reading

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“You Can’t Reason with a Crazy Person”: The Un-politics of American political discourse

By James Dennis LoRusso Were you to travel one segment of the Eisenhower Expressway in Illinois this morning, you might discover a curious billboard.  The display features a mugshot of Ted Kaczynski, the self-confessed “Unabomber,” coupled with the question, “I … Continue reading

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