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Wednesday, April 5, 2006

Knock, knock, knocking on Mark Oppenheimer.

Excerpt: A guest review of Knocking on Heaven's Door: American Religion in the Age of Counterculture, by our resident doctoral student in American religious history Jeff Wilson:... [Click for complete entry | 13 comments]

Monday, April 3, 2006

Counterculture in 'Knocking on Heaven's Door.'

Excerpt: Now for the fun part: It seems to me that Mark Oppenheimer uses "counterculture" in three ways in Knocking on Heaven's Door, his illuminating and entertaining history of the influence of counterculture on mainstream American religion in the late 1960s... [Click for complete entry | 16 comments]

Wednesday, March 29, 2006

General impressions of 'Knocking on Heaven's Door.'

Excerpt: We jumped to a heady start with our book discussion, largely dismissing Mark Oppenheimer's definition of religion (which I don't think he really relies on much anyway). But before we get to what he means by "counterculture," I'd love to... [Click for complete entry | 5 comments]

Monday, March 27, 2006

Oppenheimer's definition of religion.

Excerpt: So what do you think of Oppenheimer's definition of religion? He makes a point of avoiding an essentialist definition and tries to find a descriptive "family resemblance" definition instead. (I strongly favor this kind of approach.) He offers a two-part... [Click for complete entry | 15 comments]

Keep up with our counterculture conversation.

Excerpt: As we get ready to kick off our discussion of Mark Oppenheimer's fun and provocative book, Knocking on Heaven's Door: American Religion in the Age of Counterculture, a few housekeeping details: I've set up a page where all my posts... [Click for complete entry | 0 comments]

Thursday, March 23, 2006

Next week: Counterculture and you!

Excerpt: A reminder that we'll start discussing Mark Oppenheimer's Knocking on Heaven's Door: American Religion in the Age of Counterculture next week — as announced and briefly reviewed by your truly. I think I'll try to restrain myself and focus on... [Click for complete entry | 1 comments]

Thursday, March 2, 2006

Getting ready to talk about counterculture.

Excerpt: Wouldn't you like to read a short, vigorously argued, engaging book of contemporary religious and cultural history so we can discuss it in a few weeks? Sure you would! I thoroughly enjoyed Mark Oppenheimer's Knocking on Heaven's Door: American Religion... [Click for complete entry | 5 comments]

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