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Academic Religion Blogs?

June 9, 2009

There seem to be plenty of academic Bible blogs, but hardly any academic blogs for religious studies in general. I can think of a few  grad student blogs (which tend to be infrequent but of high quality), Iconic Books, Spiritual Politics, and then there is The Immanent Frame. So I have two questions:

  1. Have I just missed them? If so, please share!
  2. If not, is there a good explanation why?
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6 Comments leave one →
  1. Jim permalink
    June 9, 2009 6:05 pm

    oh i know the answer to that one! ‘religion studies’ per se are dull as dried dog poo.

  2. June 9, 2009 9:40 pm

    http://religioesereligiosidades.blogspot.com/
    http://gypsyscholarship.blogspot.com/
    http://barthsnotes.wordpress.com/

    Biblical Scholars are, in 98% of cases, missionaries. Hence the large number of biblioblogs.

  3. missivesfrommarx permalink*
    June 9, 2009 10:23 pm

    Jim, my blog is a “religious studies” blog; are you saying it’s as dull as shite?! I might take that personally! ;)

    Biblioblog: thanks for the recommendations; I’ve just subscribed to them.

  4. June 10, 2009 11:44 am

    Not sure if these quite qualify as “academic” but have you seen

    http://www.somareview.com
    http://uscmediareligion.org
    http://religiondispatches.org

    I also like the Pew Forum feeds. There are several interesting email newsletters from the Marty Center at Chicago (I like the Religion and Culture Web Forum newsletter), but they have a different style, obviously, from blogs. Also, Harvard’s Pluralism Project collects news stories that can be useful in teaching; they don’t have a blog, as far as I know, but I scraped a feed of news items together at
    http://feed43.com/rdn.xml

    Then there’s always
    http://blingdomofgod.com
    http://holyweblog.com/wordpress

    Someone should start a wiki of these.

  5. missivesfrommarx permalink*
    June 10, 2009 12:01 pm

    Thanks for the suggestions Nathan. I’ve subscribed to each.

    There is a wiki, but it’s inadequately annotated, IMO:

    http://www.academicblogs.org/wiki/index.php/Religion/Theology

    There’s also a list here, although it’s (obviously) mostly Bible blogs:

    http://biblioblogtop50.wordpress.com/

  6. Mark Silk permalink
    June 10, 2009 4:09 pm

    If you’re interested in American religious history, try Religion in American History: http://usreligion.blogspot.com/.

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