Tag Archives: Russell McCutcheon

This Modern Life

by Russell McCutcheon * Note: this post originally appeared on the Practicum, Theory, Religion, and Pedagogy blog. There’s a—in my opinion—facile approach to binaries that now seems to be all the rage: binaries are bad, we’re told, and we somehow … Continue reading

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Reflections on Jewish Studies

by Sarah Imhoff Editor’s note: This post is part of the Reflections on Islamic Studies series. Jewish Studies is full of Jews. This is obvious. It is also surprising, for two reasons. First, the diversity of Jewish Studies scholars compares unfavorably with … 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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God’s Not Dead: A Film Review Essay

by Matt Sheedy The Pure Flix Entertainment production God’s Not Dead has done remarkably well at the box office for a “Christian drama film,” ranking 4th in the U.S. on its opening weekend and turning an approximately $2 million budget … Continue reading

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Taking Care of Jesus and Muhammad: Reflections on Islamic Studies

by James Crossley 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. Other articles in this series can be found here and here. … Continue reading

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Dead Religions

by Tenzan Eaghll Did you catch the 2008 interview with J.Z. Smith that was recently making the rounds on Facebook? In it, Smith suggests that the benefit of studying dead ancient religions is that they can’t talk back to you. When you … Continue reading

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Religion Snapshots: Deconstructing Caputo, Part Two

Religion Snapshots is a feature with the Bulletin for the Study of Religion blog, where a number of contributors are asked to briefly comment on popular news items or pressing theoretical issues in the field, especially those topics relating to definitions, classification … Continue reading

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