Nothing Could Be Further from the Truth

Collected Columns of Reed M.N. Weep, 1997-2011

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Reed M. N. Weep
Editor(s): 
Alumno Sinllanto
  • Sheffield, UK: 
    Equinox Publishing Limited
    , June
     2016.
     128 pages.
     $22.95.
     Paperback.
    ISBN
    9781781791462.
     For other formats: Link to Publisher's Website.

Description

This collection brings together some of the columns written by Reed M.N. Weep, published from 1997 to his disappearance in 2011 in the Bulletin for the Study of Religion and its precursor, the Bulletin of the Council of Societies for the Study of Religion. The columns satirize the academic discipline of religious studies, contemporary university life, and popular culture. There is little here that rises to the level of Truth (with a capital T). Instead the emphasis is on humor, and trutH (with a capital H). This book includes introductions by Russell McCutcheon, Craig Prentiss, Scott Elliott, Craig Martin, and Weep’s student, Alumno Sinllanto.

About the Author(s)/Editor(s)/Translator(s): 

Reed M. N. Weep was a cultural critic of astounding profundity. A professor of religion at a large midwestern university, in addition to the columns collected here, Weep was the author of a number of very influential book reviews. He was last seen in 2011 leaving the annual meeting of the American Academy of Religion and Society of Biblical Literature in San Francisco to check out the Haight.

Alumno Sinllanto was the not only the most outstanding of Reed Weep’s students, but also the only one. He completed bachelor’s and master’s degrees at a large midwestern university, and is now waiting to hear from several prestigious doctoral programs. In the meantime, the amazing self-produced YouTube videos of Sinllanto playing the spoons have been viewed by tens of fans, that’s “tens,” with a “t.”

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