S. Brent Plate

S. Brent Plate is visiting associate professor of religious studies at Hamilton College and cofounder and managing editor of "Material Religion: The Journal of Objects, Art, and Belief." He is the author of several books, including "A History of Religion in 5 1/2 Objects." His writings have been published in the Washington Post, Huffington Post, Chronicle of Higher Education, and Religion Dispatches. He lives in Clinton, New York.

Stories by S. Brent Plate

The Rapture Will Be Televised

HBO’s “The Leftovers” imagines a rapture for an era of religious “nones.”

Why Lent Asks Us to Give Up a Few of Our Favorite Things

Why do we put aside things that matter? Because things matter to us so very much.

And the Oscar for Best Image of God in a motion picture goes to . . .

By S. Brent Plateprofessor of religious studies, Hamilton College A long time ago, in a desert far, far away, Moses … Continued