Author Archives: Nathan Rein

About Nathan Rein

I'm a historian of the Protestant Reformation. I teach religious studies at Ursinus College, in southeastern Pennsylvania, near Philadelphia. More about me at nathanrein.com.

This blog is moving; please come with us

Greetings, loyal readers. Religion Bulletin is growing up! We are pleased to announce that we are moving to our permanent home on the webservers of Equinox Publishing, Inc. If I’ve done everything right — which is, as the saying goes, … Continue reading

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Theological punctuation?

What do you think? Clever use of punctuation to make a pithy, postmodern, metatheological comment? Or something else? Via The “Blog” of “Unnecessary” Quotation Marks. UPDATE: If anyone’s curious, this appears to be the Ellis Theatre in Perryton, Texas. A … Continue reading

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“I was like, dude, you HAVE no Qur’an”

Stop me if you heard this one. A guy walks into a park in Texas with a Qur’an, a lighter, and a can of kerosene, and, well — — nothing happens. Nothing that anyone expected, anyway. In a gloomy week … Continue reading

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Afterlife beliefs and the weather: Japan’s heat wave means the haunted-house business is booming

According to this piece from the Malaysian Insider, it’s customary in Japan to visit “ghost houses” (obake yashiki, or haunted houses) during the summer. This is because, when it’s hot outside, you want to go somewhere where you’ll feel a … Continue reading

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Welcome, from the blog janitor

Greetings, and thanks for visiting the Religion Bulletin blog site. I’m Nathan Rein. I teach religious studies at Ursinus College, a small but much-beloved institution in Collegeville, PA, and by training I’m a historian of the Protestant Reformation. I also … Continue reading

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