Category Archives: Matt Sheedy

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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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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Reinventing Religious Studies: An Interview with Scott S. Elliott, Part 2

The following is part two of an interview with Scott S. Elliott, who is assistant professor in the Philosophy and Religion department at Adrian College, with a specialty in Biblical Studies. His books include, Reconfiguring Mark’s Jesus: Narrative Criticism After Poststructuralism, (2011) Ideology, Culture … Continue reading

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“Religion” and the “Secular” at the 2013 AAR Conference

by Matt Sheedy In a recent Huffington Post article entitled, “How to Find the Secular at the American Academy of Religion,” Brandon G. Withrow points to an increase in the number of panels that were focused on questions of the … Continue reading

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Religion Snapshots: Reflections on the AAR Annual Conference

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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Religion Snapshots: On the Uses of “Atheism”

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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Thank You, Anarchy: A Review Essay

by Matt Sheedy Nathan Schneider’s newly released book, Thank You Anarchy, Notes from the Occupy Apocalypse, provides a unique insiders’ account of the original Occupy Wall Street encampment in Zuccotti Park in New York City, along with compelling data on … Continue reading

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