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Defining Religion

Martin Riesebrodt, The Promise of Salvation: A Theory of Religion. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2010.

One of the biggest problems with Religious Studies as a discipline is that most scholars aren’t quite sure what religion is. 1,118 more words

Religious Speculation and the Belief/Discipline complex

It would take too long to thoroughly rehearse it here (though I have addressed it elsewhere), but the anthropology of religion is dominated by two threads. 1,066 more words

The Matter Of The Gods

This essay by Jonathan Woolley is among the great works published in A Beautiful ResistanceEverything We Already Are, available in print or digital. 3,917 more words


Poetry at the Post: Mediated Phenomena and a Grapefruit Too!

Meditation on a Grapefruit
To wake when all is possible
before the agitations of the day
have gripped you

Call for Papers… 285 more words