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Will it Ever Be “Just about Bad Scholarship?”: A Response to Aaron Hughes and Omid Safi

by Carl J. Stoneham As a PhD student in a U.S. Religious Studies program (now entering the dissertation phase), I am struck by the ‘emic-etic tension’ in the field of Islamic Studies. While hashing out the particulars of the debate … Continue reading

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Odds on the Resurrection of Jesus: 100,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 to 1

There are quite a few academic and quasi-academic studies in which statistical analysis seems to be employed as a substitute for thinking. It is, perhaps, fairly understandable why some people are tempted by the allure of numbers. Those mysteriously complex formulae, mindnumblingly boring statistics and obscure mathematical notations lend a magical … Continue reading

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