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October 30, 2014
Over the new few weeks, Germany will celebrate the 25th anniversary of the peaceful revolution that re-unified the nation’s western and eastern halves and transformed the former Soviet-bloc German Democratic
October 27, 2014
Southern Evangelicals Dwindling—and Take the GOP Edge With Them screams a headline in the online Atlantic (17 Oct. 2014). Below it, Robert P.
October 20, 2014
“ISIS CRISIS.” . . . “EBOLA CRISIS” . . . “ECONOMIC WORRIES” . . . Headlines about these and others point to realities which often have religious dimensions.
October 16, 2014
Irony is one of the principal forms of wisdom, as wisdom has been understood in world philosophical and spiritual traditions. 
October 13, 2014
“If you could create a phenomenology of consciousness, some part of it would be the systematic falsification of the foundations of our culture.” After that sentence in literary-critic-ese, Novelist Marilynne
October 9, 2014
Punk-inspired Argentine artists Marianela Perelli and Pool Paolini attracted international media attention for the show, “Barbie, The Plastic Religion,” that would have featured thirty-three dolls of var
October 6, 2014
Warning: if you open the links mentioned in the “Sources” section at the end of this column, your agenda of other things to read may well be left behind.
October 2, 2014
The group known as the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant or simply the Islamic State (ISIL, ISIS, or IS) has attracted much attention in the past few months with its dramatic military gains in Syria and Iraq a
September 29, 2014
More than a half century ago, historian Daniel J. Boorstin—a Ph.D. dissertation-adviser of mine—taught us to distinguish between events and pseudo-events.
September 25, 2014
NOTE: This article seeks to present readers with the vision of the world as seen through the eyes of Islamic State fighters and their wider Muslim audiences, a perspective redolent with religious sym

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