Category Archives: Steven Ramey

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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Why Religious Hatred?

by Steven Ramey * This post originally appear on the Culture on the Edge blog. During the 1800’s, British colonizers identified particular conflicts as being “religious,” a description that many now describe as part of the British strategy of Divide … Continue reading

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Whose Interests Are Served?

by Steven Ramey * This post originally appeared on the Culture on the Edge blog. A video that focused on religion among the urban middle class in India a couple of years ago illustrates what happens when people discuss problems … Continue reading

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Strategic Religion

* This post originally appeared on Culture on the Edge. by Steven Ramey People involved in Kopimi, a movement promoting the free exchange of information and file sharing over the web (in opposition to anti-piracy and copyright regulations), have begun the process … Continue reading

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