Tag Archives: religion

Lighting A Lamp And Cursing The Darkness

Religion Professor Stephen Prothero’s essay on the place of religion in politics exemplifies the muddled terminology that often accompanies state-church separation discussions that I consider in my research. Prothero’s argument also interests me for another reason. In advocating for the … Continue reading

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2012 CCCC Paper Preview

On Thursday I’ll be presenting at the CCCC convention on religion in the writing classroom.  Here’s the introduction from my paper. Uneasy Transitions Between Sacred and Secular: Investigating the Unacknowledged Operation of Religious Privilege in Writing Studies Religion in the … Continue reading

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Difficult Scholarly Dialogues on Religion

I look forward to the responses garnered by Toby Coley’s Rhetoric Review article “Opening a Dialogue about Religious Restraint in Graduate Professionalization,” though not without some trepidation. Coley presents a careful argument, and I don’t doubt it could help spark the productive dialogue … Continue reading

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The proliferation of stases and the loss of complexity

The outcry over the Cordoba House project is an appalling example of the depths to which US public deliberations can sink, yet it is hardly surprising given the history of US public debate. As with all public policy issues discussed on this … Continue reading

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