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Teaching Dual Nationalism: A Pedagogy of Displacement

This post originally appeared in “Teaching, Religion, Politics” an online series hosted by the Wabash Center for Teaching and Learning in Religious Studies and Theology in April, 2017. (http://wabashcenter.typepad.com/teaching_religion_politic/2017/04/teaching-dual-nationalism-a-pedagogy-of-displacement.html). Teaching Dual Nationalism: A Pedagogy of Displacement Rebekka King Assistant Professor … Continue reading

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Whose Loss is it Anyway?

This post originally appeared on Studying Religion in Culture, the guest blog for the University of Alabama, Department of Religious Studies site in December 2016. http://religion.ua.edu/blog/2016/12/whose-loss-is-it-anyway/   Whose Loss is it Anyway? Posted on December 31, 2016 by admin Rebekka King is … Continue reading

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Wither the Sociology of Religion

This post originally appeared on the Religious Studies Project site in September 2016. (http://www.religiousstudiesproject.com/2016/09/29/whither-the-sociology-of-religion/). It was written as a response to a podcast interview featuring Dr. Grace Davie discussing the origins, dominant themes, and methodological practices germane to the Sociology … Continue reading

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Ritual Language and Christian Ontologies

This post originally appeared on the Practicum: Critical Theory, Religion, and Pedagogy site in August 2014 (http://practicumreligionblog.blogspot.com/2014/08/ritual-language-and-christian-ontologies.html). By Rebekka King, Middle Tennessee State University Context At Middle Tennessee State University, I have inherited a course on Western Religions (Judaism, Christianity … Continue reading

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Ethics of Belief and the Discipline of Sincerity, Or, Progressive Christianity 101

This post originally appeared on the Society for the Anthropology of Religion’s section of Anthropology News in November 2013 (http://www.anthropology-news.org/index.php/2013/10/18/ethics-of-belief-and-the-discipline-of-sincerity-or-progressive-christianity-101/)   How Not to Pray to an Interventionalist God We’ve all been there before: a crowded mall, running late, mounting … Continue reading

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The Resolve to Disbelieve: Tracing a Genealogy of Skepticism in Canadian Protestantism

I am currently at the University of Victoria as a Visiting Fellow at the Centre for Studies in Religion and Society (Winter 2011). I had the opportunity to give a public lecture as part of the CSRS’s Wednesday afternoon public … Continue reading

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Civic Engagement and Civic Spaces

This article was originally posted on the Religious Studies News website, October 2010   Religion in the City One of my aims of teaching religion is to make the familiar seem unfamiliar. It was with this in mind that I … Continue reading

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