A Televangelist Plot & The Americanization of Coptic Christianity: April 6, 2018

It’s not the sort of thing you hear everyday — the government was working with a televangelist to discredit Martin Luther King Jr. It maybe sounds a bit crazy…

But if you study religion, you know things can get weird quickly. Or, at least, you think they are weird. The truth is that they are as normal as normal is. We just think they’re weird. Part of our focus here at UF Religion is to make strange the familiar and make the familiar strange through a rigorous study of religion beyond the texts and in the lives of people who follow various religious traditions across the world in various ways.

This week’s religion news feeds us plenty of fodder for such a consideration: