The Journal of Universal Rejection

Via The Panda’s Thumb, I learned of a wonderfully satirical academic journal: the Journal of Universal Rejection. By submitting your research to them, you get the advantage of having submitted your work to the highest ranking academic journal there is (when they are ranked by rejection rates), while also sparing yourself having to wait agonizingly long [Read More…]

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Are Reports of the Death of the Gospel of Jesus’ Wife Greatly Exaggerated?

More and more people, including scholars, seem to be increasingly confident that the Coptic papyrus fragment referred to as the “Gospel of Jesus’ Wife” is a modern forgery or fake. See for instance the blog post by Alin Suciu and Hugo Lundhaug. Craig Evans is among those saying that the Harvard Theological Review has decided not [Read More…]

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JAAR Review of Religion and Science Fiction

I’ve been meaning to mention the review of Religion and Science Fiction in the latest issue of the Journal of the American Academy of Religion. It is written by Kevin Wetmore of Loyola Marymount University, and surveys the volume’s contents, concluding the review as follows: Overall, Religion and Science Fiction is an eclectic, interdisciplinary anthology that [Read More…]

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Preternature: Monstrophy: Call for Papers about the Academic Study of Monsters

John Morehead shared a call for papers over on his blog TheoFantastique, for the online journal Preturnature. Here are some of the key details – click through for more information: CALL FOR PAPERS FOR PRETERNATURE 2.2. MONSTROPHY: THE ACADEMIC STUDY OF MONSTERS Monstrophy: The Academic Study of Monsters ”Monstrophy” is a term referring to the academic [Read More…]

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Soma: An International Journal of Theological Discourses and Counter-Discourses

A new electronic, peer reviewed, open access journal in theology launched during AAR/SBL. Here is the information about the journal from its web site, http://www.sjut.org/journals/ojs/index.php/soma/: Soma is an international, peer-reviewed, open-access theology journal published online in the heart of Africa. The title, Soma, is a hybridized word. In Greek it is a noun. It means [Read More…]

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Biblioblog Rankings for July 2011 (and Peer Review in the Biblioblogosphere)

Steve Caruso has posted this month’s biblioblog rankings. The top biblioblog this month was Debunking Christianity, which demonstrated its character as a biblioblog by tackling the topic of the historical Jesus (among other things), doing its part to spread a mainstream scholarly approach among atheists, some of whom find mythicism attractive. Exploring Our Matrix came [Read More…]

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Call for Submissions for Science Fiction Film and Television: The Battlestar Galactica Phenomenon

Via TheoFantastique (and since also shared at Political Jesus): Science Fiction Film and Television is seeking submissions for a special issue on the Battlestar Galactica phenomenon. Although the rebooted series has received much critical attention, significantly less has been written on other BSG texts. This issue seeks to redress that imbalance. We are interested in articles [Read More…]

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Relegere

Several bloggers have noted the appearance of the first issue of a new online journal, Relegere: Studies in Religion and Reception. Any journal that contains an article with the title “Life of Brian or Life of Jesus? Uses of Critical Biblical Scholarship and Non-orthodox Views of Jesus in Monty Python’s Life of Brian” is definitely [Read More…]

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