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Brent Plate's research explores the materiality and sensuality of religious traditions. He is a writer, editor, public speaker, and associate professor of religious studies by special appointment at Hamilton College. He has authored or edited fourteen books, and his writing has appeared in Newsweek.comSalon.comThe Washington PostThe Christian CenturyThe Islamic MonthlyAmericaLos Angeles Review of BooksReligion Dispatches, and elsewhere. He is co-founder and managing editor of Material Religion: The Journal of Objects, Art, and Belief, and president of CrossCurrents/ The Association of Religion and Intellectual Life. Recent books include A History of Religion in 5½ Objects: Bringing the Spiritual to its SensesReligion and Film: Cinema and the Re-Creation of the World; and the co-edited Religion in Museums. More information available at, or twitter: @splate1 

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