Introducing Religion Matters
May 4, 2012 Leave a comment
Last night I posted an entry announcing the publication of the newest issue of Practical Matters. I have worked with Practical Matters for two years now and am proud to be affiliated with such a groundbreaking journal. In pushing the boundaries of traditional scholarship in religious and theological studies into the world of digital humanities, and providing one of the only places for an explicit conversation between scholars of religious practices and practical theologians, it is one of the most dynamic places for new and interdisciplinary scholarship in these fields to emerge.
Well, to continue pushing the boundaries of scholarship and linking scholars with practitioners Practical Matters has launched a new blog to coincide with the scholarly work of the journal. The blog is titled Religion Matters. The launch of the blog coincides with the launch of the new issue, and the first post is from John Senior of Wake Forest University School of Divinity, the ethicist who interviewed Stanley Hauerwas for this issue of the journal. In this post, Senior finds places of agreement and disagreement over the thesis of Hauerwas’s new book in the public rhetoric of the Obama administration in reference to the killing of Osama Bin Laden.
This post represents the beginning of an exciting new blog for those interested in the ways that religion actually functions in the world and how that knowledge informs and is informed by practical theology. I encourage you to follow the blog, add your comments, and join the conversation!