Teaching True Believers

My latest piece is up over at Sacred Matters. This one is about some similarities between teaching the academic study of religion and teaching Japanese Popular Culture. I wrote it right as I was finishing up my Japanese Popular Culture class in Fall 2015. See a video syllabus for the course below:

Drawing on Tradition featured on New Books in Religion

Last month I had the great pleasure of speaking with the inimitable Kristian Petersen, who runs the podcast New Books in Religion and who is a new colleague of mine over at the Marginalia Review of Books. It was really great to have an opportunity to reflect on the book a couple of years after it came out. Here’s the interview:

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