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Religion is not a thing

When is something not a thing? The term religion is often used on the assumption that ‘it’ is something. But what is this ‘thing’ that the term refers to? Does the term create an expectation that there is something (perhaps real or concrete) about religion?

There are definitely some things that are things. A hollowed out piece of wood, through which we can infuse (if we wish) the smoke of burning tobacco leaves, is very…

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Malory Nye

Malory Nye

writer, prof: culture, religion, race, decolonisation & history. Religion Bites & History’s Ink podcasts. Univ of Glasgow.