Tag Archives: George Washington

The Politics of Choice

by Craig Martin * This post originally appeared on the Culture on the Edge blog. George Washington’s Sacred Fire—in which Peter A. Lillback argues that “founding father” George Washington was a Christian and not a deist—garnered a great deal of … Continue reading

Posted in Craig Martin, Politics and Religion, Religion and Popular Culture, Religion and Society, Religion and Theory, Theory and Method, Theory in the Real World | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

“We’re here to talk about religion”: A Few Examples for Teaching Classification

by Charles McCrary This post’s titular sentence was spoken Friday morning by a student during first lecture of the semester. It was a protest, playful but betraying frustration. She was sitting in the front row of a packed classroom, spending … Continue reading

Posted in Charles McCrary, Pedagogy, Politics and Religion, Religion and Society, Religion and Theory, Theory and Method, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Cultural Icons Turn Out For Perry-odies

In what is now a classic text in American religious history, Selling God: American Religion in the Marketplace of Culture, R. Laurence Moore documents the gradual entanglement of American religion “in the marketplace of culture” during the 19th and 20th … Continue reading

Posted in Kenny Paul Smith, Religion and Popular Culture | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment