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Impolite Conversation #18: Waging War on Christmas and Hanukkah

Impolite Conversation #18: Waging War on Christmas and Hanukkah

Impolite Conversation December 6, 2016 0

On this episode of Impolite Conversation, Tim and Dan get into the holiday spirit by talking about the alleged war on Christmas with historian Jarret Ruminski, who is skeptical that the war amounts to much,

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MRBlog | We’ve always lived in a post-truth world, Donald Trump just made it easier to recognize

MRBlog | We’ve always lived in a post-truth world, Donald Trump just made it easier to recognize

Thomas J. Whitley December 5, 2016 0

By Thomas J. Whitley The commentariat is up in arms about our supposed devolution into a post-truth world. But the truth is that we have always lived in a post-truth world; Donald Trump just

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MRBlog | “Economic Terrorism” and the Rise of the Trump Regime

MRBlog | “Economic Terrorism” and the Rise of the Trump Regime

Thomas J. Whitley November 21, 2016 0

  By Thomas J. Whitley This week Washington state Republican Senator Doug Ericksen introduced a bill intended to outlaw illegal protests, a move that seems patently unnecessary (if the protests are already illegal, there’s no

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A Requiem for Leonard Cohen – by Elliot R. Wolfson

A Requiem for Leonard Cohen – by Elliot R. Wolfson

Elliot Wolfson November 18, 2016 0

Elliot R. Wolfson says adieu to the master of erotic despair And Jesus was a sailor When he walked upon the water And he spent a long time watching From his lonely wooden tower

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The Annual Marginalia Radio Book Guide for #SBLAAR16

The Annual Marginalia Radio Book Guide for #SBLAAR16

David M. Krueger November 16, 2016 0

First Impressions is a Marginalia Review of Books podcast featuring authors of some of the most important new books in religion, history, culture, and theology. Through the hard work our co-hosts Arthur Remillard, David M. Krueger, Kristian

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First Impressions #97: Emily Suzanne Clark on Afro-Creole Spiritualism in New Orleans

First Impressions #97: Emily Suzanne Clark on Afro-Creole Spiritualism in New Orleans

David M. Krueger November 14, 2016 0

  Messages from the spirit world offered an Afro-Creole community in New Orleans a forum for political activism inspired by republican ideals. Dave Krueger speaks with Emily Suzanne Clark about her book, A Luminous

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MRBlog | On Giving Donald Trump a Chance

MRBlog | On Giving Donald Trump a Chance

Thomas J. Whitley November 14, 2016 0

  By Thomas J. Whitley “We owe him an open mind and the chance to lead,” Hillary Clinton said in her concession speech the day after the election. President Obama echoed Clinton the following

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Impolite Conversation: Election Results 2016

Impolite Conversation: Election Results 2016

Impolite Conversation November 13, 2016 0

Will there be a difference between Trump the candidate and Trump the president? In this Impolite Conversation Supplemental, Dan and Tim talk (and vent, and curse a little) about the outcome of the presidential

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First Impressions # 96: Media, Race, and Sexuality in Transnational Santería

First Impressions # 96: Media, Race, and Sexuality in Transnational Santería

Kristian Petersen November 8, 2016 0

Santería, as a site of analytical inquiry, disrupts many of dominant theoretical approaches to the study of transnational religion. Kristian Petersen talks with Aisha Beliso-De Jesús, Associate Professor of African American Religions at Harvard

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Religion, Conservatism, and American Public Life: 2016 – by Benjamin Rolsky

Religion, Conservatism, and American Public Life: 2016 – by Benjamin Rolsky

Charles Halton November 4, 2016 0

Is Trump Archie Bunker? With less than a week before the election, political pundits and academic commentators are scrambling for the latest polling data in hopes of convincing themselves that the inevitable is anything

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