Carmen Celestini

Carmen Celestini is a recent PhD in religious studies at  the University of Waterloo. Focusing on politics and religion, with a  concentration on the overlapping belief systems of Christian apocalyptic  thought and conspiracy theories and the impact of these beliefs on the American political system. Focusing primarily on the role of religion in the public sphere, her research interests provide scholarship to contextualize the contemporary tension between religion and politics.

Contributions by Carmen Celestini

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Religion and Multiculturalism in Canada and Beyond

Through personal stories and historical accounts not always included in the telling of multiculturalism in Canada, Fletcher explores the merits of belonging. Defining the term "belonging" we learn the reality of Canadian multiculturalism and re-conceive how Canada can move forward to truly be an inclusive society. Fletcher explains the importance of her work in this book, and how is can be use by religious studies scholars in the current political landscape.

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America's Dark Theologian Stephen King: A Religious Imagination Explored

Dr. Douglas Cowan discusses his newest book where he explored the religious imagination of Stephen King through his horror novels. Cowan is well known for his research in the area of religion and pop culture through analysis of films and literature. The podcast focuses not only on Stephen King but the process of deciphering the religious motifs within King's work, and the importance of this work to religious studies.

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