Category Archives: Religion and Popular Culture

Religion Snapshots: Critical Thinking and an Analysis of Wikipedia

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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Israel and Palestine: Tit for Tat?

by Craig Martin I originally wrote the following post in October 2012. While I think much of the news coverage on Israel and Palestine still ignores the disparities of power between the two, we might be witnessing a change. Note, … 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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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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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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Do you believe in god? Like, god that isn’t Kanye West?

By Joseph Laycock 2014 is shaping up to be the year of dubious new hip-hop religions. In January, a movement called “Yeezianity” that reveres Kanye West gained headlines. Now a movement called “Beyism” or “The Church of Bey” has arisen, … Continue reading

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Theses on Guns, Apocalypticism, and American Religion

by Donovan Schaefer “When freedom shivers in the cold shadow of true peril, it’s always the patriots who first hear the call. When loss of liberty is looming–as it is now– The siren sounds first, in the hearts of freedom’s … Continue reading

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