“The Hidden Hand” | Religion Compass

My article, The hidden hand: Why religious studies need to take conspiracy theories seriously, was published in Religion Compass this week, and you can read it here (if you have access). It’s an introduction to the field, and a summary of my work in this area to date.

Here’s the abstract:

What seemed like fringe concerns to most then have, with Trump’s election and Brexit and the growth of the alt-right across Europe, become of concerns of mainstream commentators. Moreover, the rise of ISIS and the increasingly overt religious language being employed in the political sphere have made the powerful combination of religion and conspiracy plain. This emerging subdiscipline cuts to the very core of some of the most pressing issues in the academic study of religion––and indeed, the social sciences more generally in this postcolonial environment. This article is intended to set out its scope and some of its future directions.

2 thoughts on ““The Hidden Hand” | Religion Compass

  1. I Know June 16, 2017 / 9:42 pm

    You so called ‘academics’ are blinded by the repetitive nonsense you have been ‘studying’ throughout your adult lives. ISIS do not exist – AL Qaeda do not exist. God/Satan do not exist. All are fictitious entities made up by the evil, hidden bloodline to keep you under control and to live in fear.

    • adamkadmon June 19, 2017 / 7:02 am

      Thanks, I Know – good to see you fighting the evil bloodlines by spreading positivity and love!

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