Welcome!

I'm David McConeghy. Welcome to my homepage! I've moved my blog here to this site to allow me to keep working on several web projects. The old blog, A Lively Experiment, is still live with over 100 posts on Religion and popular culture, American religious history, and religious studies. Highlights ...
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Metasacralities

For a long time I blogged at A Lively Experiment. Unfortunately, the experiment became less lively than I had hoped. Moving my professional site to my own domain offers me a chance to start again. Metasacralities is the open research portion of my site, a home for unfinished thoughts and ...
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The Translator’s Revenge

At this year's national meeting for the academic study of religion, I found myself speaking to a colleague at day's end and the bottom of a few pints. "I'm just not sure that I believe anymore in the framework that protected my earlier work," I said. "What if my subjects ...
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Casting Beautiful Nets

The OA is Netflix's lastest binge-worthy series. A few episodes in I'm still not sure what the show is about. Is it science fiction? Is it an emotional drama about loss and memory and trauma? Is it a redemption story about healing and the power of stories? A meditation on ...
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