Religion and Reactionary White Politics by Damon Berry October 30, 2018 October 29, 2018
Race, religion, and politics have long shared a space in American discourse. In the 1920s, the Ku Klux Klan (KKK) took advantage of popular xenophobia to form a white fraternity organized to defend Anglo-Protestant America. In so doing, they developed a gospel of their own to support a unified political and social movement. ... Read more »
Reasons Without Truth by William Wood September 25, 2018 September 24, 2018
Towards the end of his bold attempt to write a history of reason itself in just a little over 150 pages, Martin Jay describes a paradigm shift in “our” concept of reason:
“It might be said, or at least plausibly hoped, that both the Enlightenment Age of Reason and the Counter-Enlightenment Age of Reason’s ... Read more »
A Catholic House of Cards by Jane Little September 18, 2018 Jane Little was the founding Religious Affairs Correspondent for the BBC World Service and is currently the Associate Director of Religion and Its Publics
September 18, 2018
The Pennsylvania Report in mid-August managed to shock even us journalists who had covered the Roman Catholic Church scandal of child sexual abuse and its cover-up since 2002.
The hideous details, the staggering ... Read more »
The Evolution of Dignity by Kyle Nicholas August 20, 2018 August 20, 2018
On August 2, 2018 the Vatican announced that Pope Francis approved a new change to the Catechism of the Catholic Church. The death penalty is now “inadmissible” in all circumstances. As in any development in a tradition, this move is both novel and yet not discontinuous.
Pope John Paul II, in his 1995 encyclical ... Read more »