The Place of Stone: Dighton Rock and the Erasure of America’s Indigenous Past. By Douglas Hunter. Chapel Hill: The University of North Carolina Press, 2017. This review was recently published in The Public Historian Vol. 40 No. 2, (May 2018): 170-172. In the early nineteenth century, Joseph Smith claimed that he unearthed golden plates in a New York hillside that told the … Continue reading Review of: The Place of Stone: Dighton Rock and the Erasure of America’s Indigenous Past
How can we think theologically about the death of Trayvon Martin? What are the cultural and historical roots of "stand-your-ground" laws? How deeply embedded is white supremacy in the DNA of American culture? Dave Krueger talks with Kelly Brown Douglas about her book Stand Your Ground: Black Bodies and the Justice of God. Douglas is … Continue reading Interview w/Author Kelly Brown Douglas: Stand Your Ground
Dave Krueger talks with Benjamin Zeller and Marie Dallam about their new book Religion, Food, and Eating in North America. Dallam is an assistant professor of religious studies at the Honors College of the University of Oklahoma and Zeller is an assistant professor of Lake Forest College in Illinois. This interview was originally released as … Continue reading Interview w/Authors Zeller & Dallam: Religion, Food, and Eating in North America
Dave Krueger talks with Allan Westphall about his book, Books and Religious Devotion: the Redemptive Reading of an Irishman in Nineteenth-Century New England. Westphall is an honorary research fellow at the University of St. Andrews. This interview was originally released as Episode #36 of MRB Radio’s First Impressions program on May16, 2015.
This was originally posted to the Religion and American History blog on November 3, 2014. See http://usreligion.blogspot.com/2014/11/guest-post-sonic-religion-and-urban.html When I first arrived in North Philadelphia as a community volunteer in the mid-1990s, I was struck by how noisy the place seemed to me, in contrast to my upbringing in rural Minnesota. The windows of my brick row … Continue reading Sonic Religion and Urban Space