• The Orthodox Crisis: How Long will the Hostilities between Moscow and Constantinople Last? By Sergey F. Dezhnyuk October 19, 2018 October 19, 2018 Lenin once quipped that Russia without Ukraine is a body without a head. Zbigniew Brzezinski echoed the same theme by insisting that Russia ceases to be an empire without Ukraine. Although recent developments in the world of the Orthodox Church cannot be reduced to mere geopolitics, they do reflect the overall applicability of ... 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 »
  • Review of David Tonghou Ngong’s Expansive New History of African Christian Thought by Tim Hartman September 14, 2018 September 14, 2018 In A New History of African Christian Thought: From Cape to Cairo (Routledge, 2017), David Tonghou Ngong has curated and offered insightful contributions to a much-needed new history of African Christian thought. The defining and unifying claim of the volume is that African Christian thought is geographical. As Ngong writes: “This book sees ... 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 »
  • Progressive Evangelicalism and the Development of Liberation Theology by David Nacho August 15, 2018 August 15, 2018 In a piece for Political Theology, Luis Aranguiz brings up interesting points and poignant questions about the status of political theology in Latin America. To begin, he correctly identifies the incredibly diverse spectrum of what might be called evangelical in Latin America. He also points out accurately the sort of issues around which evangelicals have ... Read more »