Category Archives: Theory in the Real World

A Quasi-Caricatured Taxonomy of Religious Studies Instructors

by Travis Cooper * This post originally appeared on the author’s blog. As an advanced graduate student in religious studies, among other departments, I’ve been advised by or have sat under for classes a number of different types of instructors … Continue reading

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Islamophobia and Antisemitism

by Tenzan Eaghll In a hundred years from now when historians and scholars of religion look back on the perceptions of Muslims between the later half of the 20th and the first half of the 21st Century I wonder what … Continue reading

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Gang of Four, Entertainment!: Theory & Religion Series

by Sean McCloud * This post is part of a new feature with the Bulletin called the Theory & Religion Series, where contributors are asked to discuss a book or essay by a particular theorist that they have found useful … Continue reading

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Religion Snapshots: Reflections on the Hobby Lobby Affair, Part 1

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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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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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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Trinkets from the Vatican Gift Shop

by Matt Sheedy On a recent trip to Florence and Rome (my first visit to both cities), I had the opportunity to take in some of the more popular sites, such as the Pitti Palace and the Roman Forum, along … Continue reading

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