Tag Archives: Christianity

Misreading: What is the Ku Klux Klan doing in Spain?

* This post initially appear on the Practicum: Critical Theory, Religion Pedagogy blog. We are pleased to share this pedagogical piece here on the Bulletin‘s blog and we encourage readers to check out other valuable posts on the Practicum blog. By … Continue reading

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Rethinking Gnostic Intellectuals? Categories as Weapons and History as Construct

By Philip L. Tite A few weeks ago, Larry Hurtado posted on the question as to whether the ancient Gnostics were or were not intellectuals. Hurtado claimed that they were not, that what the Gnostics wrote was not intelligent discourse, … Continue reading

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Announcing New Masters Program in History of Christianity

PONTIFICAL UNIVERSITY St Patrick’s College Maynooth Taught Masters THE HISTORY OF CHRISTIANITY     One Year (Full-Time), Two Years (Part-Time) (in collaboration with the Department of History and the Department of Early Irish, NUI Maynooth, and the John Paul II … Continue reading

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Genealogies of Religion, Twenty Years On: An Interview with Talal Asad

The following is part of an interview conducted by Craig Martin with Talal Asad, which appears in the February issue of the Bulletin for the Study of Religion, Vol. 43, No. 1 (2014). To read the full interview, please follow … 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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The Chocolate Pope, Or How the Vatican Stole Easter

By Philip L. Tite On February 5 Mirco Della Vecchia, an artist who specializes in chocolate art, presented a life-size statue of Pope Francis to the Pontiff. According to media coverage, this was a labor of love produced by the … Continue reading

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A Plea to Critique the Pope’s Pity

by Tenzan Eaghll Since the election of Pope Francis I in March, 2013, the media has effectively given the Pope a free pass on account of his acts of pity. Bathing him in unquestioning acceptance, news agencies around the world … Continue reading

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