Category Archives: Kelly J. Baker

Religion Snapshots: On the Uses of “Data,” Part 2

Religion Snapshots is a new 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, … Continue reading

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Special Issue of “Humor and Religion”

The following is the editorial introduction to the most recent issue of the Bulletin for the Study of Religion (42.3, September 2013), written by co-editor, Kelly Baker. We offer this here in order to give readers of the blog a sense … Continue reading

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“The Zombies Are Coming!” An Interview with Kelly J. Baker on the Zombie Apocalypse

By Philip L. Tite Recently, our colleague here at the Bulletin, Kelly Baker, published a short ebook entitled, The Zombies Are Coming! The Realities of the Zombie Apocalypse in American Culture (Bondfire Books, 2013). In this readable and engaging book, … Continue reading

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“I have tried to recover a sense of humanity…”

* Note: this piece was originally posted in Religion in American History. by Kelly J. Baker Last week, I wrote a post for The Christian Century‘s Then and Now, curated by Edward J. Blum, on the label “evil” religion. As some might suspect, this … Continue reading

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The Questions Remain the Same

This is the editorial appearing in the April issue of the Bulletin for the Study of Religion, which included a round table discussion of Bruce Lincoln’s Gods and Demons, Priests and Scholars: Critical Explorations in the History of Religion (University of Chicago … Continue reading

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Teaching Bodies and Embodiment

by Kelly J. Baker How do we make the theoretical tangible and personal? How do we show the expectations of a gendered being? How do we interrogate embodiment and the expectations beset on bodies? How do we understand our bodies … Continue reading

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On “Evidence” in American Religions: Historical Cookbooks

Editor’s Note: In the recent issue of the Bulletin for the Study of Religion, Emily Bailey published her reflections as part of a special issue on “evidence” in American religions, which, as Kelly Baker summarizes it, “provides a close and careful analysis of … Continue reading

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