Monthly Archives: October 2013

Preaching and Snake-Handling

Pentacostal Christian churches in the Appalachian Mountains are known for their snake-handling preachers and congregants. Several famous anthropological and sociological studies have been done on the Appalachian Pentacostals and their devotional practices. A new National Geographic documentary will explore the … Continue reading

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Journal of Religion and Violence Special Issue

The Journal of Religion and Violence recently published a special issue on René Girard’s mimetic theory. Here is the table of contents: 1:2 – Table of Contents SPECIAL ISSUE: René Girard’s Mimetic Theory and its Contribution to the Study of … Continue reading

Posted in Graduate Studies of Religious Violence, Historiography of Religious Violence, Religious Politics, Religious Violence in the Media, Religious Violence Theories, Research on Religious Violence | 1 Comment

The Politics of Ark Building

Replicas of Noah’s Ark are being built in various locations around the world. The ark-building movement is related to a particular form of Christian politics and Creationism. The Creation Museum in Kentucky is building an ark as part of its … Continue reading

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