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June 21, 2021 Yelle, Robert. Sovereignty and the Sacred: Secularism and the Political Economy of Religion. Chicago: University of Chicago Press,
February 24, 2021 More than 100 evangelical leaders, including a number of influential pastors and seminary leaders, published an open
January 14, 2021 Méadhbh McIvor. Representing God: Christian Legal Activism in Contemporary England. New Jersey: Princeton University Press, 2020. How is it,
December 28, 2020 Lepore, Jill. This America: The Case for the Nation, New York: Liveright Publishing Corporation, 2019         The twentieth
December 11, 2020 If the 2020 pandemic is not to become “another tragedy of history from which we learned nothing,”
November 27, 2020 Gaston, K. Healan. Imagining Judeo-Christian America: Religion, Secularism, and the Redefinition of Democracy. Chicago: University of Chicago
November 6, 2020 Anderson, Amanda, Rita Felski, and Toril Moi. Character: Three Inquiries in Literary Studies. Chicago: University of Chicago
October 30, 2020 Over the last several weeks, growing protests in the West African nation of Nigeria have driven many
October 29, 2020 Echoing and building on his prior calls for “the growth of a culture of encounter,” in Fratelli
September 3, 2020 A day after President Obama delivered his speech at the Democratic National Convention 2020, David Blight named
August 31, 2020 Lamb, Michael, and Brian A. Williams, eds. Everyday Ethics: Moral Theology and The Practices of Ordinary Life.
The multi-generational saga of the Falwell family of Lynchburg, Virginia has always been a dramatic epic of sin and redemption.
Although the sudden emergence of a novel form of coronavirus might bring Martin Luther to mind, it is revealing that many apparently
On a recent Monday, we commemorated Memorial Day, a day that is set aside to honor those who have died
Paul Dafydd Jones (University of Virginia, Co-Director of Religion and its Publics) recently interviewed Mari Joerstad (The Kenan Institute for Ethics,
"We are all on a Vision Quest now.” Religion and Its Publics Associate Director, Jane Little, reflects on whether the
As Jewish children raised in Morningside Heights (also known as Cathedral Parkway), New York City, plagues were a topic reserved
“It is important for everyone to develop a capacity to understand how religious perspectives of others shape behaviors. For example,
Paul Dafydd Jones (University of Virginia) recently interviewed Ruth Jackson Ravenscroft (Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge) about her new book The Veiled God:
A good small Sunday sermon for you can be found in this nice piece. Complexity, maturity, reality. In an ideal situation,
Writing in The Guardian, Eric Beinhocker offers a stirring commentary on the current global climate strike, which is led by
The Religious Left has returned! And just in the nick of time, too. The country was on the brink of
Charles Mathewes, co-director of the Religion and Its Publics project, has recently started a blog entitled "We Are the Times,"
No idea is more fundamental to the American religious ethos than the separation of Church and State. But to the
Religion and Its Publics' own Evan Sandsmark recently reported a story for Sacred & Profane, a new podcast produced by
It will come as no surprise to hear that the British press – and the people they serve – are
Over the past few weeks, we published a series of responses to Darren Dochuk’s Anointed with Oil: How Christianity and Crude
Editor's Note: Over the past few weeks, we published a series of responses to Darren Dochuk’s Anointed with Oil: How
Editor’s Note: This is the fourth and final response to Darren Dochuk’s Anointed with Oil: How Christianity and Crude Made Modern
Editor’s Note: This is the third in a series of four responses to Darren Dochuk’s Anointed with Oil: How Christianity and
Editor’s Note: This is the second in a series of four responses to Darren Dochuk’s Anointed with Oil: How Christianity and
Editor's Note: This is the first in a series of four responses to Darren Dochuk’s Anointed with Oil: How Christianity
Religion and Its Publics’ own Jane Little recently produced a three-part series for the BBC entitled "Fork in the Road."
Religion and Its Publics’ own Jane Little recently produced a three-part series for the BBC entitled "Fork in the Road."
Religion and Its Publics’ own Jane Little recently produced a three-part series for the BBC entitled "Fork in the Road."
Elisabeth Becker-Topkara, postdoctoral fellow for the Religion and Its Publics project, recently published another piece in the Washington Post on the most
Elisabeth Becker-Topkara, postdoctoral fellow for the Religion and Its Publics project, recently published a piece in the Washington Post on
February 13, 2019 In early December of last year, the crowdfunding website Patreon banned two accounts for using racist speech.
November 9, 2018 The alt-right is a specific political and social ecosystem that has many nodes. The best article that
November 7, 2018 The official representatives of American evangelicalism have been almost uniformly opposed to the Alt-Right—issuing statements, condemnations, and
November 7, 2018 While others have offered reflections on the alt-right from the standpoints of political science, sociology, and American
October 29, 2018 When thinking about the relationship between the alt-right and Christianity, it is worth noting that many theories
October 29, 2018 Race, religion, and politics have long shared a space in American discourse. In the 1920s, the Ku
October 19, 2018 Lenin once quipped that Russia without Ukraine is a body without a head. Zbigniew Brzezinski echoed the
September 24, 2018 Towards the end of his bold attempt to write a history of reason itself in just a
Jane Little was the founding Religious Affairs Correspondent for the BBC World Service and is currently the Associate Director of Religion and
September 14, 2018 In A New History of African Christian Thought: From Cape to Cairo (Routledge, 2017), David Tonghou Ngong
August 20, 2018 On August 2, 2018 the Vatican announced that Pope Francis approved a new change to the Catechism
August 15, 2018 In a piece for Political Theology, Luis Aranguiz brings up interesting points and poignant questions about the
July 23, 2018 Over the past two decades, American Muslims have been profiled, surveilled and even detained without cause. With
July 9, 2018 The Trump phenomenon has scholars feverishly adding to the already burgeoning literature on populism. Yet, the relationship
June 28, 2018 Like many of us today, Nobel Prize winning economist Jean Tirole is worried about the increasingly ‘post-factual’
June 20, 2018 The United Methodist Church doesn’t often hit the headlines but it has after more than 600 of
June 20, 2018 In his conversation with Religion & Its Publics Senior Fellows, E. J. Dionne argues that America needs
The Supreme Court has ruled in favor of a Christian baker in Colorado who refused to bake a wedding cake
May 16, 2018 Invited by the Council of Bishops of France in early April, President Emmanuel Macron delivered a rare
May 3, 2018 The past century or so of evangelical history in America might best be understood as a story
April 26, 2018 As the already mountainous evidence of Trump’s immorality, or amorality, steadily grows, the commentariat is searching for
March 23, 2018 Religion and Its Publics Co-Director Paul Dafydd Jones writes in response to Peter Ormerod's recent article for
March 15, 2018 Religion and Its Publics Co-Director Charles Mathewes writes: "This is a nice bit of public theology, both
March 8, 2018 Below, Religion and Its Publics Co-Director Charles Mathewes weighs in on Daniel Silliman's recent Washington Post article, "Protestantism
February 26, 2018 One of the central claims of Hannah Arendt's book Eichmann in Jerusalem is that intention is not the most
*** This piece was originally published by The Immanent Frame on January 5, 2018 ( Image via Flickr User John
January 12, 2018 After the five hundredth anniversary of the Reformation and the first year of Donald Trump’s presidency, I
Religion and Its Publics' own Jane Little tells the story behind that infamous August weekend in Charlottesville: how clergy trained for
Religion and Its Publics Co-Director Charles Mathewes recently contributed to the Washington Post with a piece entitled "White Christianity is
*** A response to this piece was posted by Hannah Schell, Professor of Philosophy and Religious Studies at Monmouth College,
October 27, 2017 In the first issue of the new magazine American Affairs, its editors ask: “Can nationalism be leavened
Dr. Sarah Azaransky
Isaac Barnes May & Sarah Azaransky Sarah Azaransky, Assistant Professor of Social Ethics at Union Theological Seminary, just released her
How Muslim Women Dress
Elizabeth Cable, Elizabeth Bucar Elizabeth Bucar, Associate Professor of Philosophy and Religion at Northeastern University and one of our Senior
A recent study reported that Christians are more likely than people of other or no faiths to believe that people
Trump signing something
In one recent, desperate week, with the Russia probe threatening the legitimacy of his presidency, Donald Trump unleashed a barrage
Rorchach test
    Daniel Cox No single trend has transformed the American religious landscape so rapidly and challenged traditional notions of
rainbow flagin Rome
What a difference a decade makes. In 2001 a clear majority of Americans opposed same-sex marriage. The Defense of Marriage
Election Day in UK
Jun 8, 2017 "We won't walk by on the other side.” Those were the words of British Labour Party leader,
Black Lives Matter
Here is the story that is told about religion and racial justice today: The US civil rights movement was led
Why are so many American Christians seemingly unbothered by the gutting of the institutions and policies dedicated to protecting our
Glasses Guy
Mar 31, 2017 In his essay for The Baffler, George Scialabba does a fine job summarizing Ivan Illich's most famous
March 24, 2017 When your democratic republic and unchecked global, political, and ecological trends feel as though they're hurtling in
March 15, 2017 To say that 2016 was a politically tumultuous year is, at this point, to state the blindingly