Category Archives: Theory and Method

Divided by Faith?

It seems to be a common sense notion that people fight over differing religious beliefs. Consider the following paragraph from an NPR news story, which I take to be typical: When Osama bin Laden declared war on the West in … Continue reading

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Sociology as a Martial Art: An Interview with Terry Rey

I interviewed Terry Rey in late 2009, shortly before the terrible earthquake in Haiti that devastated Port-au-Prince. He was eager to speak about his passion for Bourdieu’s justice-based approach to sociology—“scholarship as martial arts”—as well as how Bourdieu’s theoretical frame … Continue reading

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John Milbank’s Atavistic Orthodoxy

Christian theologian John Milbank is half right in calling his position “radical orthodoxy.” After all, the half containing the word “orthodoxy” is fairly accurate. But judging from his recent article, “Christianity, the Enlightenment and Islam,” a much more suitable qualifier for Milbank’s orthodoxy … Continue reading

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Of Anti-Islamic Myth-Making In American Popular Culture

The August 25, 2010 installment of The Daily Show featured an interview with Laurie Cardoza-Moore, president and founder of Proclaiming Justice to the Nations, a Christian nonprofit dedicated to the support of Israel, and producer and narrator of the film, … Continue reading

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