Category Archives: Religion and Popular Culture

The Worst Book Cover in Religious Publishing Awards 2010

Religion Bulletin would like to open nominations for the The Worst Book Cover in Religious Publishing Awards 2010. This is the first year in which these awards have been run, and we sincerely hope it will become an annual fixture. You have … Continue reading

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November 2010 Biblical Studies Carnival – Call for Submissions

The Biblical Studies Carnival is a monthly blog carnival which has been running (albeit with a few interruptions) since April 2005. It collects and showcases a selection of posts on academic biblical studies, and is normally run by a different biblical … Continue reading

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Jesus vs. Google

Yesterday evening, as I happened to be walking to the Banksy film, Exit Through the Gift Shop, I noticed this amusing piece of street art: (Moray Place, Dunedin, New Zealand – Artist unknown) Not bad … but wrong font choice.

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Odds on the Resurrection of Jesus: 100,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 to 1

There are quite a few academic and quasi-academic studies in which statistical analysis seems to be employed as a substitute for thinking. It is, perhaps, fairly understandable why some people are tempted by the allure of numbers. Those mysteriously complex formulae, mindnumblingly boring statistics and obscure mathematical notations lend a magical … Continue reading

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Finally Some Good News for Atheists and Agnostics – They Still Know More About Religion Than Their Religious Counterparts

It has been a torrid few years for thinking atheists and agnostics, having to be associated with the stridently confident, loud, and – quite frankly – downright embarrassing group known as the New Atheists. There is hardly a week goes … Continue reading

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On Sacred Matters: An Interview with Gary Laderman

Gary Laderman is Professor of American Religious History and Cultures, chair of the Department of Religion, and editor of the online magazine Religion Dispatches, at Emory University in Atlanta. He is perhaps best known for his first two books, The … Continue reading

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