Tag Archives: Magic

Call for Papers – Critical Theory and Discourses on Religion Group: AAR, 2014

Critical Theory and Discourses on Religion Group The AAR and SBL Meeting San Diego California, November 22-25 Deadline: Monday, March 3, 2014, 5:00 PM EST, through http://papers.aarweb.org/ Statement of Purpose: This Group seeks to provide a forum in which scholars of … 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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It’s Cold as *$#%! How Cold? Colder than Mars!

by Matt Sheedy Talk about the unusually cold weather in North America (U.S. and Canadian parts, that is) is all the rage of late in mainstream and social media, what with record cold in the Southern U.S., thousands of cancelled flights, and … Continue reading

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This Class is Not About “Profoundly Religious Acts”: Pedagogy and Method for the New Year

by Charlie McCrary On New Year’s Eve 2013, The Atlantic ran an article entitled, “Why Getting Drunk and Making Resolutions on New Year’s Are Profoundly Religious Acts.” If you’re the sort of person who reads the Bulletin Blog, it’s likely that … Continue reading

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The Magical Religion of Richard Dawkins

by Tenzan Eaghll Have you heard the good news? The world is not a dark and dreary place of myth but is filled with true magic and wonder! No longer must you live under the weight of sin and myth … Continue reading

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The Potent Instability of Religion & Magic

In November 2007, during one of the worst droughts in Georgia history, then-Governor Sonny Purdue “stepped up to a podium outside the state Capitol… and led a solemn crowd of several hundred people in a prayer for rain on his … Continue reading

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SORAAAD BookNotes with the Bulletin: Allison P. Courdet, Religion, Magic, and Science in Early Modern Europe and America

This week’s “book note” looks at a very recent attempt to locate the comparative category “magic” in larger historical and discursive contexts,  Allison P. Courdet, Religion, Magic, and Science in Early Modern Europe and America (Santa Barbara: Praeger, 2011). Courdet … Continue reading

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