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God’s Business: Thinking About Religion Through Economics

God’s Business: Thinking About Religion Through Economics

MRB May 6, 2017 0

Nile Green applies economic thinking to matters of faith Smartphone in hand, with a carefully trimmed beard and a constant eye on his Twitter account. Such is the familiar image of the entrepreneur of

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Impolite Conversation #19: Religion and Politics in Contemporary China

Impolite Conversation #19: Religion and Politics in Contemporary China

Impolite Conversation January 3, 2017 0

On this month’s Impolite Conversation, our friend Courtney Bruntz stops by the studio to talk us through which forms of religion are legal in contemporary China, which ones are banned, and which ones fall

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MRBlog | Sticking to Your Convictions: The Brain and Belief

Sarah Rollens December 30, 2016 0

    By Sarah E. Rollens Most of us like to think that our worldviews result from our own careful navigation through life’s varied experiences. We assess situations, relationship, interactions, and the like to

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First Impressions # 100: Tim Whitmarsh on Atheism in the Ancient World

First Impressions # 100: Tim Whitmarsh on Atheism in the Ancient World

Joseph Ryan Kelly December 20, 2016 0

Atheists have been battling the gods for as long as the faithful have been admiring them. Joseph Ryan Kelly speaks with Tim Whitmarsh, the A. G. Leventis Professor of Greek Culture at the University

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First Impressions #98: Su’ad Abdul Khabeer on Race, Hip Hop, and Muslim Cool

First Impressions #98: Su’ad Abdul Khabeer on Race, Hip Hop, and Muslim Cool

David M. Krueger December 6, 2016 0

African American culture plays a critical role in the construction Muslim American identity. Dave Krueger speaks with Su’ad Abdul Khabeer about her new book Muslim Cool: Race, Religion, and Hip Hop in the United

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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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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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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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