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Let’s Talk “Religion”: A Politically and Culturally Embedded Product

By Philip L. Tite The following is the editorial introduction to the most recent issue of the Bulletin for the Study of Religion (43.1, February 2014). We offer this introduction here in order to give readers of the Bulletin’s blog a sense … Continue reading

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Now Published – Bulletin for the Study of Religion 43.1 (February 2014)

The February issue of the Bulletin has been published and is available in both print and electronic versions. Below is the table of contents of this issue, which includes a set of papers marking the twentieth anniversary of Talal Asad’s … Continue reading

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ShaunTology, Part 2: Shaun T and the American Self

by Charles McCrary In my first post in this series, I began a discussion of fitness instructor Shaun T, treating him as a lens through which to explore secularization theses, especially as he embodies an ethic of “human flourishing” at … Continue reading

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ShaunTology Part 1

by Charlie McCrary This is the first in a series of posts on Shaun T, creator of the popular home workouts Insanity, Hip Hops Abs, and, most recently, Focus T25. The programs are available through Beachbody, a fitness company with … Continue reading

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Divided by Faith?

by Craig Martin It seems to be a common sense notion that people fight over differing religious beliefs. Consider the following paragraph from an NPR news story, which I take to be typical: When Osama bin Laden declared war on … Continue reading

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