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First Impressions # 71: Marc Van De Mieroop on the Pursuit of Truth in Ancient Babylonia

First Impressions # 71: Marc Van De Mieroop on the Pursuit of Truth in Ancient Babylonia

Joseph Ryan Kelly February 9, 2016 0

Long before Socrates, Plato, and Aristotle, Babylonians developed their own rational system for exploring truth. . . .

Impolite Conversations #8: Oregon Standoff

Impolite Conversations #8: Oregon Standoff

David M. Krueger February 2, 2016 0

On this month’s Impolite Conversation, we talk to three scholars about the occupation of the . . .

First Impressions #70: Stephen Prothero on Why Liberals Win the Culture Wars

First Impressions #70: Stephen Prothero on Why Liberals Win the Culture Wars

David M. Krueger February 2, 2016 0

Culture wars have more to do with defining who is real American than policing what . . .

First Impressions #69: Joseph Reiff on White Methodism and Civil Rights in 1960s Mississippi

First Impressions #69: Joseph Reiff on White Methodism and Civil Rights in 1960s Mississippi

Arthur Remillard January 26, 2016 0

In 1963, a small group of white Methodist pastors in Mississippi signed a protest statement . . .

First Impressions #68: Roland Boer on the Sacred Economy of Ancient Israel

First Impressions #68: Roland Boer on the Sacred Economy of Ancient Israel

Joseph Ryan Kelly January 19, 2016 0

How a Marxist-inspired theory and Soviet-era Russian scholarship help us better understand the world of . . .

Directions in the Study of Religion: Boxing, Masculinity, & American Catholicism

Directions in the Study of Religion: Boxing, Masculinity, & American Catholicism

Kristian Petersen January 12, 2016 0

The boxing ring as a site of Catholic devotional practice. Kristian Petersen talks with Amy . . .

First Impressions #67: Karine Walther on the History of American Involvement in the Islamic World

First Impressions #67: Karine Walther on the History of American Involvement in the Islamic World

Arthur Remillard January 12, 2016 0

Long before 9/11, Islamophobia has had a complicated history in American culture and politics. Art . . .

First Impressions #66: James Benn on the Religious and Cultural History of Tea in China

First Impressions #66: James Benn on the Religious and Cultural History of Tea in China

Kristian Petersen January 5, 2016 0

Tea has impacted Chinese society far beyond economics and agriculture. Kristian Petersen talks with James . . .

Impolite Conversation #7: Hilary Clinton’s Religion and Iowa Caucus Preview

Impolite Conversation #7: Hilary Clinton’s Religion and Iowa Caucus Preview

Impolite Conversation January 5, 2016 0

In this month’s episode, we talk to Melissa Deckman of Washington College and the Public . . .

Contemporary Islam Considered: Students Encountering Islam in the Classroom

Contemporary Islam Considered: Students Encountering Islam in the Classroom

Sarah Eltantawi January 5, 2016 0

What happens when nine regular American students do nothing but study Islam and the Middle . . .