Tag Archives: Pierre Bourdieu

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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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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Evangelical Tastes, Gray Matters, and (a) Shifting Habitus

by Travis Cooper First, watch this short video introducing evangelical film critic and writer Brett McCracken’s Gray Matters: Navigating the Space Between Legalism & Liberty (2013). Both the book’s video preview and the monograph itself frustrate anthropological categories. “How does … Continue reading

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ShaunTology, Part 4: Conclusion

by Charles McCrary This is the final instalment of ShaunTology. Click on these links to read parts 1, 2, and 3. If you’ve been reading this series (first of all, thanks), you probably have learned more about Shaun T than you cared to … Continue reading

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Serpents, Novelty, and Academic Fetish

by Travis Cooper * This is a revised version of a post originally found on the author’s personal blog. Novelty draws academics. This is no controversial claim. We cluster around the odd, the uncanny, and the strange. We gather around scenes … Continue reading

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Relating Religion in the New York Times

by Matt Sheedy Appearing in the Beliefs section of the New York Times on November 23, 2012, was an article about the recent SBL/AAR conference in Chicago, entitled, “A Scholarly Affair with a Side of Activism.” Putting aside the problematic … Continue reading

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Imagining Identity

by Craig Martin What if we, as scholars, told the following narrative? In the first century there was a man named Jesus who invented a magical spool of invisible thread. He carried the spool with him everywhere he traveled as … Continue reading

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