Everyone loves a good statistic...until they don't. We love the convenience of having statistical data readily available in order to defend our arguments. But if you've ever been on the side of being someone else's statistic, then you probably know that there's more to the story then just the numbers. Here's a thought experiment: Go … Continue reading Statistics and Essentialism: More to the Story
Your first exam will cover content from Russell T. McCutcheon's introductory essay on the study of religion in culture and the first three chapters of Craig Martin's textbook. This is a multiple choice exam that will test your foundational understanding of social constructionism, the study of religion in culture, and the historical tensions in which … Continue reading REL100 Exam 1 Review
The Society of Biblical Literature has a fantastic online resource they've created with funding from the National Endowment of the Humanities called Bible Odyssey. Think of it as a reservoir of accessible and peer reviewed biblical studies resources created by scholars.
The paradox of being a scholar is that even when we are complicating matters, our job is always to clarify. ...When I use these terms in my scholarship, I tend to be thinking about the meanings presented here.
One of the standard skills in a university education is the reading of a historical text. Traditionally this learning objective is explained in terms of two competencies--the engagement of primary sources and the use of secondary sources to assist in the interpretation of those primary sources. In fact, the very design of historical curricula is … Continue reading You’re a historian; Get the Memo?