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Beyond Binaries: Syncretism, Hybridity, and other Frustrating Descriptors, Part 1

by Doug Valentine In their introduction to Religion on the Edge: De-Centering and Re-Centering the Sociology of Religion (2012) Courtney Bender et al. describe the religious landscape as a space in which: [r]eligious bodies, objects, and ideas leave from and travel … Continue reading

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SORAAAD BookNotes with the Bulletin: Courtney Bender, The New Metaphysicals

The New Metaphysicals offers a close ethnographic study of self-identified metaphysical practitioners in the Cambridge, Massachusetts area. Bender works to provide a detailed portrait of this community, while also opening up new interpretive frames for thinking about “spirituality” as it … Continue reading

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