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First Impressions #86: Moustafa Bayoumi on This Muslim American Life

First Impressions #86: Moustafa Bayoumi on This Muslim American Life

Kristian Petersen June 21, 2016 0

We live in a “War on Terror” culture, which ascribes a malevolent aspect to all things . . .

First Impressions #85: Elizabeth Pérez on Religion in the Kitchen

First Impressions #85: Elizabeth Pérez on Religion in the Kitchen

David M. Krueger June 14, 2016 0

In Afro-Caribbean traditions, kitchen work is not merely a mundane activity. Cooking for the orishas . . .

Directions in the Study of Religion: Deonnie Moodie on Temples, Class, and Hindu Identity

Directions in the Study of Religion: Deonnie Moodie on Temples, Class, and Hindu Identity

Kristian Petersen June 7, 2016 0

The construction of modern Hindu and Indian identities can be traced through the contestations over . . .

Impolite Conversation #12: Politics and Theology at the Cinema

Impolite Conversation #12: Politics and Theology at the Cinema

Impolite Conversation June 7, 2016 0

Alyssa Rosenberg of the Washington Post talks to us about the political and religious messages . . .

First Impressions #84: John Fea on the History of the American Bible Society

First Impressions #84: John Fea on the History of the American Bible Society

Arthur Remillard May 24, 2016 0

  The American Bible Society and the struggle for a “Christian America.” Art Remillard talks with . . .

First Impressions #83: Amira Jarmakani on Desert Romances and the War on Terror

First Impressions #83: Amira Jarmakani on Desert Romances and the War on Terror

Kristian Petersen May 10, 2016 0

  Popular “desert romance” novels reveal some of the cultural logic in the construction of . . .

It’s Trump–Now What? An Impolite Conversation Supplement

It’s Trump–Now What? An Impolite Conversation Supplement

Impolite Conversation May 10, 2016 0

In this supplement to our regular monthly show, Tim Hill and Dan Clanton talk about . . .

First Impressions #82: Elizabeth Hayes Alvarez on the Virgin Mary in Nineteenth-Century American Culture

First Impressions #82: Elizabeth Hayes Alvarez on the Virgin Mary in Nineteenth-Century American Culture

David M. Krueger May 3, 2016 0

  In the nineteenth-century United States, the Virgin Mary appealed to Protestants just as much . . .

Impolite Conversation #11: Fracturing of the Christian Right and the Religious “Gender Gap”

Impolite Conversation #11: Fracturing of the Christian Right and the Religious “Gender Gap”

Impolite Conversation May 3, 2016 0

This month we talk to Carin Robinson, co-author of Onward Christian Soldiers:? The Religious Right . . .

First Impressions #81: Redskins: Insult and Brand by C. Richard King

First Impressions #81: Redskins: Insult and Brand by C. Richard King

Kristian Petersen April 26, 2016 0

  Exploiting an imagined “Native Americanness” for profit or pleasure is a common feature of . . .