2011 Cliopatria Awards: My blog’s not great but maybe you could nominate my tweets

The 2011 Cliopatria Awards are now open for nominations. These awards are given out for the best bloggers, blogs, and posts in the field of history. But this year there is a new category: Best Twitter Feed. I'm not going lie, I'd love it if you nominated my feed for this award. I'm not sayin', I'm … Continue reading 2011 Cliopatria Awards: My blog’s not great but maybe you could nominate my tweets

How to write a book about “X in American Religious History”

It's not as hard to write a book in American religious history as you might think. Feel free to use this handy template. Introduction- X has been important throughout American religious history. Chapter 1. What the Puritans said about X Chapter 2. What Jonathan Edwards (and maybe George Whitefield) said about X Chapter 3. How … Continue reading How to write a book about “X in American Religious History”

Reagan Religion

Tenured Radical is spending time at the Reagan Library: I say in all seriousness:  if you are too focused on your own authority as a historian you will learn nothing from the people who love history and are out there practicing it beyond our scrutiny.  For example, I learn a great deal when I ask … Continue reading Reagan Religion

My Notes from the 2011 AHA and ASCH meetings

I've seen more snow at home in Atlanta than I did up in Boston. Weird. I spent a whirlwind two days up in Boston for the meetings of the American Historical Association and its smaller, more religious cousin, the American Society of Church History. There was plenty of religious history goodness to be had, but … Continue reading My Notes from the 2011 AHA and ASCH meetings

Things Sacred & Profane: New FRC study, Star Wars Nativity, and Evangelical Environmentalism

- The conservative Family Research Council is jumping into the indices game. It's soon to be released Index of Family Belonging and Rejection is an attempt to measure the health of families in our society. The study defines an 'intact family' as one where “a child’s birth mother and biological father (were) legally married to … Continue reading Things Sacred & Profane: New FRC study, Star Wars Nativity, and Evangelical Environmentalism