Category Archives: Steven Ramey

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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Who Supports Persecution?

by Steven Ramey * This post originally appeared on the Culture on the Edge blog. The persecution of Ahmadis has hit the news again with the killing of an American Ahmadi doctor in Pakistan last week while he was volunteering … 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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Definitive Descriptions in the Study of Religion and the Doniger Controversy

by Steven Ramey The responses to Wendy Doniger’s book, The Hindus: An Alternative History, whose publisher (Penguin, India) is withdrawing the book in India to settle a criminal lawsuit over offending religious sentiments, raise a whole host of issues. Scholars … Continue reading

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Non-theism and the “Nones”: Four Scholars Weigh-In, Part 2

This is part two of a two-part special with the Bulletin featuring religion scholars Joseph Blankholm, Donovan Schaefer, Monica Miller and Steven Ramey on the topic of the “Nones.” In part 1, Blankholm and Schaefer respond to a 2013 American Academy of Religion (AAR) … 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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The Violence of Mistaken Identities

by Steven Ramey * This post originally appeared on the Culture on the Edge blog. Two recent incidents of mistaken identity in the United States have garnered significant attention. The crowning of Nina Davuluri as Miss America, the first Indian-American to win … Continue reading

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