Millennialism and Violence? [transcript]

Millennialism and Violence? Podcast with Eileen Barker, Moojan Momen, Joseph Webster and Tristan Sturm (22 May 2017). Interviewed by David Robertson. Transcribed by Helen Bradstock. Transcript available CenSAMM conference – Millennialism and Violence 1.1. David Robertson (DR): Welcome to the Religious Studies Project. I’m here today, in the grounds of the Panacea Museum in sunny […]

Millennialism and Violence?

Are we right to connect millennialism and violence? Are groups like Heaven’s Gate or the Branch Davidians typical, or rare exceptions, magnified out of proportion by the lens of the media – and scholarship? How do we account for the popularity of mllennialism outside of religious traditions, new, extreme or otherwise?

Religion, Gender, and Gender Violence

In this podcast Dr Caroline Blyth discusses her research on ‘theologies of rape’ and gender violence as enacted against males and masculinity, particularly within the Christian Church. Blyth also discusses her upcoming edited series Rape Culture, Gender Violence and Religion (edited with Dr Emily Colgan and Dr Katie Edwards).

Death, Music, and Ritual: Contemporary Requiems in the Commemoration of Death and Violence

Hoondert discusses the step away from the liturgy associated with requiems as way for today’s individual to deal with death or violence in their own way. Still, It is clear that the ritual elements of the requiem remains, hence where this contemporary music fits into the sacral landscape is up for debate.

Religion, Violence, and Cognition

“…it could be more conceptually misleading to talk about ‘religious violence’ than it would be to talk about ‘violence involving religion’. Whereas the former can appear to refer to a distinct category, the latter phrasing implicitly reminds us that human violence is the broader category and that sometimes religious considerations can be involved in that, among others.”

Anzac and Awe: Religion, Violence, and the Media in Australia

Jolyon Mitchell is Professor of Communications, Arts and Religion and Director of the Centre for Theology and Public Issues at the University of Edinburgh. In this latest podcast he discusses the relationship between religions and media, focusing on issues of violence and peace. This material touches on his upcoming book, Promoting Peace, Inciting Violence: The Role of Religion and Media (Routledge: 2012). In this text,

Zoe Alderton: Anzac and Awe: Religion, Violence, and the Media in Australia

Anzac and Awe: Religion, Violence, and the Media in Australia By Zoe Alderton, University of Sydney Published by the Religious Studies Project, on 9 May 2012 in response to the Religious Studies Project Interview with Jolyon Mitchell on Religion, Media and Violence (7 May 2012). Jolyon Mitchell is Professor of Communications, Arts and Religion and […]

Jolyon Mitchell on Religion, Violence and the Media

Discussions of religion in the media nowadays frequently revolve around issues of violence and social unrest. Religions and media can become collaborators in promoting peace and opening negotiations; at the same time the media can become host to extremist narratives which may incite violence. Does the media have a responsibility to promote peace?

Cults & NRMs: An RSP Remix, Part I [transcript]

Cults & NRMs: An RSP Remix, Part I Podcast with Eileen Barker, Stephen Gregg, Susan J. Palmer, David G. Robertson, Tristan Sturm, and Joseph Webster (16 may 2022) Interviewed by Andie Alexander and Allison Isidore Transcribed by Jacob Noblett Audio and transcript available at: https://www.religiousstudiesproject.com/podcast/cults-and-nrms-remix-part-i/ KEYWORDS Cults, Discourse, New Religious Movements, RSP Remix, Violence Andie […]

Cults and NRMs: An RSP Remix, Part I

Tune in for Part I of our RSP Remix episodes on Cults and New Religious Movements!

Sunday in the Park with Theory [transcript]

Sunday in the Park with Theory Podcast with Jason Ā. Josephson Storm (18 April 2022). Interviewed by Dan Gorman Transcribed by Jacob Noblett Audio and transcript available at: https://www.religiousstudiesproject.com/podcast/sunday-in-the-park-with-theory/ KEYWORDS Metamodernism, Theory, Humanism, Social Sciences, Religion, Poststructuralism, Postmodernism, Modernism, Deconstruction, Semiotics, Hylosemiotics, Nature, Philosophy, Zeteticism, Stephen Sondheim, Sturgill Simpson [Musical excerpt from Sunday in the […]

Obeah and Experiments with Power [transcript]

Obeah and Experiments with Power Podcast with J. Brent Crosson Interviewed by Ray Kim Transcribed by Jacob Noblett Audio and transcript available at: https://www.religiousstudiesproject.com/podcast/obeah-and-experiments-with-power/ KEYWORDS Caribbean religions, Category of Religion, Magic, Obeah, Pentecostalism, Race, Secularism Ray Kim (RK)  0:01  Hello, everyone. Thank you for tuning in again to The Religious Studies Project. Today we are […]

The Critical Humanist Study of Islam [transcript]

The Critical Humanist Study of Islam Podcast with Khurram Hussain (7 February 2022). Interviewed by Andie Alexander Transcribed by Jacob Noblett Audio and transcript available at: https://www.religiousstudiesproject.com/podcasts/the-critical-humanist-study-of-islam/ KEYWORDS Islam, Critical Religion, Critical Theory, Identity, Experience, Classification, Liberalism, Politics, Critical Humanism, Orientalism, Rhetoric Andie Alexander (AA)  0:00  Hello and welcome. I am Andie Alexander and today […]

Reflections on “Religious Racism”

Responding to our interview with Danielle N. Boaz, J. Brent Crosson reflects on when and how African diaspora practices are classified as “religion” or “witchcraft” and unpacks the socio-legal effects of these categorizations.

History Repeated: Religious Conspiracy Theories Then and Now [transcript]

History Repeated: Religious Conspiracy Theories Then and Now Podcast with Carmen Celestini (20 September 2021). Interviewed by Maxinne Connolly-Panagopoulos Transcribed by Andie Alexander Audio and transcript available at: https://www.religiousstudiesproject.com/podcast/history-repeated-religious-conspiracy-theories-then-and-now/ KEYWORDS Conspiracy Theories, John Birch Society, Turner Diaries, Religion, New World Order Maxinne Connolly-Panagopoulus (MCP) 3:16  Hi, I’m Dr. Maxinne Connolly-Panagopoulus. And today I’m joined by […]