Category Archives: Matt Sheedy

Life After Religious Studies: An Interview with Shelly Nixon

  Editor’s Note: This is the second in a series of interviews with former scholars of religion who have, for one or another reason, decided to leave the world of academia. In this series we hope to open up a … Continue reading

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Religion Snapshots: Reflections on the Hobby Lobby Affair, Part 2

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 and … Continue reading

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Nationalist Myths, National Realities

by Matt Sheedy While much of the world is aware that today is America’s “birthday,” in commemoration of the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776, considerably fewer know that “Canada Day” was celebrated this past Tuesday, … Continue reading

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Heaven Is For Real: A Film Review Essay

by Matt Sheedy Heaven Is For Real is the fourth religion-themed film to appear in mainstream cinemas in 2014. Emerging in the still-frothy wake of Son of God, Noah and God’s Not Dead, it earned 22.5 million on its opening … Continue reading

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Now Published – Bulletin for the Study of Religion 43.2 (April 2014)

The April issue of the Bulletin has been published and is available. Below is the table of contents of this issue, which includes a set of papers on the topic of “Bodies on Display”.  After Rachel McBride Lindsey’s introduction the … Continue reading

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God’s Not Dead: A Film Review Essay

by Matt Sheedy The Pure Flix Entertainment production God’s Not Dead has done remarkably well at the box office for a “Christian drama film,” ranking 4th in the U.S. on its opening weekend and turning an approximately $2 million budget … Continue reading

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Religion Snapshots: Defining Postsecularism, Part 2

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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