Category: Thesis

Posts related to my thesis: updates on its progression and thoughts I’m wrestling with.


I failed to get ahead and write a post for today when I had the time. That’s okay. Sometimes the less important things (like writing a blog only my parents read regularly — Hi Mom and Dad!) have to fall by the wayside temporarily while the important things take precedence. Priorities and such. Continue reading

It’s a Book Review Miracle

cover of Fuerst bookI wrote a book review! And no, it’s not like the informal ones I did during #bloglikecrazy. This book review was published at Reading Religion, the online book review arm of the American Academy of Religion. Reviewers at this site range from graduate students on up to tenured faculty. My experience publishing a review with them was a first for me in a couple of ways. Continue reading

I’m Back!

I'm back babyAfter a two month hiatus, I’m back! I didn’t die. I didn’t go anywhere. (Okay, I did for Christmas to see family. But that’s not the point here.) I’ve been here. All along trying to figure out what to do now that my month of blogging is over and there’s little motivation to keep it up. Continue reading

Political Myth Review

cover of Flood's bookFor the second mini book review, here are my thoughts on Christopher G. Flood’s Political Myth, published in 1996.

Political Myth explores and combines theories of myth and ideology to propose a theoretical framework for exploring political myth. In Christopher Flood’s view, political myth exists where political ideology meets myth. Continue reading

The Idea of History Review

cover of The Idea of HistoryFor the first of my mini book reviews, here are my thoughts on R. G. Collingwood’s The Idea of History, originally published in 1946.

In The Idea of History, which was published posthumously, Collingwood deals with a philosophy of history. The book is divided into an introduction followed by five parts, each part dealing with a different issue in this philosophy. Continue reading