In the News – Heathens, Hymns, and Holy Men

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In the News: Paris, Witches, the CNN Apocalypse, and more!

A round-up of recent religion and media stories in the news. Continue Reading →

The Patient Body: Hospitals and the Pretense of Charity

“The Patient Body” is a monthly column by Ann Neumann about issues at the intersection of religion and medicine. Continue Reading →

"Lacan Makes Freud Sound Like a Simple Valley Girl"

Regarding this video clip of NiteBeat’s Barry Nolan interviewing Slavoj Zizek about his new book, “The Puppet and the Dwarf: The Perverse Core of Christianity,” Jeremy Walton (Assistant Professor/Faculty Fellow, NYU Religious Studies) writes: This clip poses a number of urgent questions:  Why did Zizek agree to an interview with such a buffoon? Is Zizek familiar with the humor of Dennis Leary?  Finally, and most perplexingly, why is Zizek dressed as though he has just returned from a fly-fishing trip in Montana? Continue Reading →

“Lacan Makes Freud Sound Like a Simple Valley Girl”

Regarding this video clip of NiteBeat’s Barry Nolan interviewing Slavoj Zizek about his new book, “The Puppet and the Dwarf: The Perverse Core of Christianity,” Jeremy Walton (Assistant Professor/Faculty Fellow, NYU Religious Studies) writes: This clip poses a number of urgent questions:  Why did Zizek agree to an interview with such a buffoon? Is Zizek familiar with the humor of Dennis Leary?  Finally, and most perplexingly, why is Zizek dressed as though he has just returned from a fly-fishing trip in Montana? Continue Reading →

“Lacan Makes Freud Sound Like a Simple Valley Girl”

Regarding this video clip of NiteBeat’s Barry Nolan interviewing Slavoj Zizek about his new book, “The Puppet and the Dwarf: The Perverse Core of Christianity,” Jeremy Walton (Assistant Professor/Faculty Fellow, NYU Religious Studies) writes: This clip poses a number of urgent questions:  Why did Zizek agree to an interview with such a buffoon? Is Zizek familiar with the humor of Dennis Leary?  Finally, and most perplexingly, why is Zizek dressed as though he has just returned from a fly-fishing trip in Montana? Continue Reading →