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The Orthodox Crisis: How Long will the Hostilities between Moscow and Constantinople Last? By Sergey F. Dezhnyuk
October 19, 2018 Lenin once quipped that Russia without Ukraine is a body without a head. Zbigniew Brzezinski echoed the
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Reasons Without Truth by William Wood
September 24, 2018 Towards the end of his bold attempt to write a history of reason itself in just a
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A Catholic House of Cards by Jane Little
Jane Little was the founding Religious Affairs Correspondent for the BBC World Service and is currently the Associate Director of Religion and
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Review of David Tonghou Ngong’s Expansive New History of African Christian Thought by Tim Hartman
September 14, 2018 In A New History of African Christian Thought: From Cape to Cairo (Routledge, 2017), David Tonghou Ngong
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The Evolution of Dignity by Kyle Nicholas
August 20, 2018 On August 2, 2018 the Vatican announced that Pope Francis approved a new change to the Catechism
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Progressive Evangelicalism and the Development of Liberation Theology by David Nacho
August 15, 2018 In a piece for Political Theology, Luis Aranguiz brings up interesting points and poignant questions about the
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Laughing Through Tears: The Tragicomedy of American Muslim Life by Elisabeth Becker
July 23, 2018 Over the past two decades, American Muslims have been profiled, surveilled and even detained without cause. With
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Religion and Populism: A Blind Spot for Social Sciences by Slavica Jakelić
July 9, 2018 The Trump phenomenon has scholars feverishly adding to the already burgeoning literature on populism. Yet, the relationship
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In Defense of Economic Knowledge: A Review of Jean Tirole’s Economics for the Common Good by Christina McRorie
June 28, 2018 Like many of us today, Nobel Prize winning economist Jean Tirole is worried about the increasingly ‘post-factual’
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Jeff Sessions, Methodist on Trial by Rev. Isaac Collins
June 20, 2018 The United Methodist Church doesn’t often hit the headlines but it has after more than 600 of
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Pluralizing Nationalism, Or Why ‘New Patriotism’ Might Not Be an Answer by Slavica Jakelić
June 20, 2018 In his conversation with Religion & Its Publics Senior Fellows, E. J. Dionne argues that America needs
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The Cake, The Court, Gay Rights – and Religion Polling Data
The Supreme Court has ruled in favor of a Christian baker in Colorado who refused to bake a wedding cake
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Church, State, and the Future of Laicite by Anne Guillard
May 16, 2018 Invited by the Council of Bishops of France in early April, President Emmanuel Macron delivered a rare
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Evangelicalism and the Problem of Selective Memory by Kevin Stewart Rose
May 3, 2018 The past century or so of evangelical history in America might best be understood as a story
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Trump the Charismatic by Vincent Lloyd
April 26, 2018 As the already mountainous evidence of Trump’s immorality, or amorality, steadily grows, the commentariat is searching for
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After Christendom, Christian Weirdness? by Paul Dafydd Jones
March 23, 2018 Religion and Its Publics Co-Director Paul Dafydd Jones writes in response to Peter Ormerod’s recent article for
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Nadia Bolz-Weber for the Washington Post on the Apocalypse
March 15, 2018 Religion and Its Publics Co-Director Charles Mathewes writes: “This is a nice bit of public theology, both
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Daniel Silliman for the Washington Post on Evangelicalism
March 8, 2018 Below, Religion and Its Publics Co-Director Charles Mathewes weighs in on Daniel Silliman’s recent Washington Post article, “Protestantism
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Trump and the Banality of Evil by Evan Sandsmark
February 26, 2018 One of the central claims of Hannah Arendt’s book Eichmann in Jerusalem is that intention is not the most
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Charisma and Seduction by Vincent Lloyd
*** This piece was originally published by The Immanent Frame on January 5, 2018 ( Image via Flickr User John
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Outsiderness: A Warning by Natalie Carnes
January 12, 2018 After the five hundredth anniversary of the Reformation and the first year of Donald Trump’s presidency, I
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Jane Little for BBC on August 11 & 12 in Charlottesville
Religion and Its Publics’ own Jane Little tells the story behind that infamous August weekend in Charlottesville: how clergy trained for
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Charles Mathewes for the Washington Post on White Christianity
Religion and Its Publics Co-Director Charles Mathewes recently contributed to the Washington Post with a piece entitled “White Christianity is
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Using Religion? Higher Ed, Vocation, and Systemic Justice by Shelli M. Poe
*** A response to this piece was posted by Hannah Schell, Professor of Philosophy and Religious Studies at Monmouth College,
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Nationalism is Not Populism by Slavica Jakelić
October 27, 2017 In the first issue of the new magazine American Affairs, its editors ask: “Can nationalism be leavened
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Dr. Sarah Azaransky
This Worldwide Struggle with Sarah Azaransky
Isaac Barnes May & Sarah Azaransky Sarah Azaransky, Assistant Professor of Social Ethics at Union Theological Seminary, just released her
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How Muslim Women Dress
How Muslim Women Dress with Elizabeth Bucar
Elizabeth Cable, Elizabeth Bucar Elizabeth Bucar, Associate Professor of Philosophy and Religion at Northeastern University and one of our Senior
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It’s Their Own Fault? Christians and the (Un)Deserving Poor | Kate Ward
A recent study reported that Christians are more likely than people of other or no faiths to believe that people
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Trump, Toxic Masculinity, and Theology | Kris Norris
  In one recent, desperate week, with the Russia probe threatening the legitimacy of his presidency, Donald Trump unleashed a
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The Unaffiliated: A Religious Rorschach | Daniel Cox
    Daniel Cox No single trend has transformed the American religious landscape so rapidly and challenged traditional notions of
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Majority of Religious Groups Accept Same-Sex Marriage | Jane Little
What a difference a decade makes. In 2001 a clear majority of Americans opposed same-sex marriage. The Defense of Marriage
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Election Day in UK
It’s Election Day in the UK | James Crossley
Jun 8, 2017 “We won’t walk by on the other side.” Those were the words of British Labour Party leader,
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Black Lives Matter
How BLM Can Get Religion | Vincent Lloyd
Here is the story that is told about religion and racial justice today: The US civil rights movement was led
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Contempt For Creation | Willis Jenkins
Why are so many American Christians seemingly unbothered by the gutting of the institutions and policies dedicated to protecting our
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The Joyful Uselessness of Ivan Illich: Reply to Scialabba | Simon Ravenscroft
Mar 31, 2017 In his essay for The Baffler, George Scialabba does a fine job summarizing Ivan Illich’s most famous
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Good News For Religious Pluralism….Sort of | Mara Willard
March 24, 2017 When your democratic republic and unchecked global, political, and ecological trends feel as though they’re hurtling in
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Patience, Impatience, and Political Life Today | Paul Dafydd Jones
March 15, 2017 To say that 2016 was a politically tumultuous year is, at this point, to state the blindingly
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