Tag Archives: The Sacred

Jesus’ Remains: Teaching Multiple Jesi

by Kate Daley-Bailey Motivated by not a little shameless self-promotion and a pseudo-masochistic desire for undergraduate feedback on my work, I ventured to present my Introduction to Religious Thought class with a ‘Jesus’ with which they are entirely unfamiliar, 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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“Sacred” and “the Sacred”: False Cognates

by Craig Martin “Sacred” is an adjective; “the Sacred” is a noun.  In The Ideology of Religious Studies, Tim Fitzgerald discusses the adjectival use: If by ‘sacred’ we mean those things, ideas, places, people, stories, procedures and principles that empirical groups … Continue reading

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“West Virginia is one big portal!” Reflections on the Eleventh Annual Mothman Festival – Part 2

By Joseph Laycock When my partner and I crossed the border into West Virginia, the first thing I noticed were the billboards and radio attack ads. Both parties, it seemed, supported coal and hated the EPA.  An ad for Senator … Continue reading

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Nationalist Hierophanies

One semester in REL 101 I told students that I would perform a “ritual” with them, whereby I would make “the Sacred” manifest itself. My ritual supplies included a bowl of water, a glue stick, a lighter, and some square, rectangular, … Continue reading

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