Tag Archives: Emile Durkheim

The Problem with Belief

by Sean McCloud * This post originally appeared on the Practicum: Critical Theory, Religion and Pedagogy blog. “When that sick old mythology claimed you as its prize, you pulled the arrow out yourself but the poison’s still inside.” Mares of Thrace, … Continue reading

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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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Honesty Is the Best Pedagogy

by K. Merinda Simmons Note: This post originally appeared on the Practicum: Critical Theory, Religion, and Pedagogy blog. When I teach my Introduction to Religious Studies class, I always require that my students read a very short essay by J. … Continue reading

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‘Red, Wild, and Blue!’: Depicting Freedom in “Amazing America with Sarah Palin”

by Brad Stoddard On April 3rd, the Sportsman Channel will debut a new show called “Amazing America with Sarah Palin.” As the title suggests, the show’s host is none other than former Alaska Governor and Vice Presidential candidate, Sarah Palin. … Continue reading

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Critical Research on Religion: An Interview with Warren S. Goldstein, Part 2

Warren S. Goldstein, Executive Director of the Center for Critical Research on Religion (http://www.criticaltheoryofreligion.org), is a Visiting Fellow of the Committee on the Study of Religion at Harvard University and a Religion Fellow at Boston University’s School of Theology. His Ph.D. is … Continue reading

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Some Thoughts on Navigating the “Normative/Descriptive” Divide: Reflections on Islamic Studies

by Vernon Schubel Editor’s note: This post is part of a broader conversation on scholarship in Islamic Studies that was sparked by two recent articles, one by Omid Safi and one by Aaron Hughes. The Bulletin will be hosting a series of scholars in Islamic … Continue reading

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Why Durkheim Was Right: On the Perils of Being a Young, Cute Shoplifter

* This post originally appeared on the Culture on the Edge blog. by Leslie Dorrough Smith In yet another entry from the annals of my parenting adventures, a particularly memorable event has always served me well as a reminder of … Continue reading

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