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Directions in the Study of Religion: Kathryn Lofton

Here is my first interview for Marginalia Review of Books. I talked to one of my favorite people, Katie Lofton, about religion in popular culture, the culture concept of the Goldman Sachs Group, and the office cubicle as a religious artifact. 6 more words


Progress as a Secularized Eschatology

Nineteenth-century Victorian scientific naturalists had a particular conception of scientific and social progress. In his “The Progress of Science 1837-1887″ (1887), Thomas Henry Huxley argued that a “revolution” had taken place, both politically and socially, in the modern world. 1,382 more words


An unsolicited response

In response to my essay titled “My Inherited Elephant” (various versions of which can be found here, Practicum, and the Bulletin), Professor… 1,043 more words

Signifying on the World Religions Paradigm: My Introduction to Religion Course

This fall I joined Elizabethtown College as an Assistant Professor of Religious Studies. The department is situated in a comprehensive liberal arts college with historical roots in Church of the Brethren. 1,075 more words


Are you a modern day Pharisee?

The Pharisees in Jesus’ time were revered by the people, but Jesus had very harsh words for them.

These pompous, holier than thou men towered over the people like mighty guardians. 270 more words


Conflict and the Courts in West Java

Law and Religion in Indonesia: Conflict and the Courts in West Java

Melissa Crouch

London dan New York: Routledge, 2014

Berbagai Laporan Tahunan Kehidupan Beragama sepakat, sejak tiga tahun lalu, Jawa Barat masih menempati posisi teratas dalam hal intoleransi agama. 80 more words