Tag Archives: Jesus

Differentiating Fields

by Craig Martin S. Brent Plate’s recent post at Religion Dispatches suggests that when it comes to religious studies, scholars are, in a sense, both insiders and outsiders at the same time. He comes to this conclusion through a comparison of the … Continue reading

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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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Making Cents

* This post originally appeared on the University of Alabama’s Studying Religion in Culture blog. by Russell McCutcheon Every now and then you hear about a really large, anonymous tip that’s been left for a server — here’s a story (including … Continue reading

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“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

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Classify This: Reflections on the 2013 York Christian Apocrypha Symposium

by Ian Brown Last weekend I had the pleasure of attending the 2013 York Christian Apocrypha Symposium at York University. The symposium featured 20 invited papers from scholars hailing from numerous North American universities. The papers were very eclectic with … Continue reading

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Zombie Jesus Day: When Labels (Re-)Make Reality

By Philip L. Tite Over the Easter weekend, I heard a story of a young child at a local school discussing the Easter holidays with her friends. The holiday that her family celebrates, she said, is actually called Zombie Jesus … Continue reading

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Jesus’ Man-Breasts

In contemporary Western society, an (imaginary) flat “chest” is marker of male gender; and round, spherical breasts are a marker of female gender. In the realm of the symbolic the everyday real breasts of men and women, with their assortment of different shapes and sizes, no … Continue reading

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