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November 15, 2001
As if to remind us that in every victory there is also defeat, another airplane fell from the sky on Monday, killing all on board, and an undetermined number on the ground. Pushed from largest-font status in the headlines Tuesday morning was what counts as good news these days, the retreat of Taliban forces from Kabul.
November 12, 2001
Sightings does not usually "do" international politics. We report on domestic implications, but the two come together more frequently these days.
November 8, 2001
In January, we will meet to consider whether criminals may be killed. The Christian faith recognizes two sources for reflection on such questions: One is the Bible, the record of God's self-disclosure to the community of faith.
November 5, 2001
Theologian Harvey Cox's article "The Market as God" (The Atlantic Monthly, March, 1999) puckishly and pointedly showed how much "market talk" matched theological talk, how often " the market" was being given attributes that usually were given to God, and how frequently the language of capitalism matched the languages of dogma. Some chuckled, others seethed.
November 1, 2001
The events of September eleventh illuminate starkly the distortions that hatred can bring to religious expression. Osama bin Laden and his colleagues have twisted Islam into into forms and for ends that mainstream Muslims do not support.
October 29, 2001
Most whose lives are devoted to something other than the study of ancient Christianity have never heard of Lactantius. I had not since my Ph.D. exams forty-five years ago, and had little occasion to remember him or find him relevant since then.
October 26, 2001
In response to the events of the eleventh of September, the University of Chicago has sponsored a series of lectures and discussions titled "9/11: Its Causes and Consequences." The following issue of Sightings is the third in a series of three articles adapted from an address, "The Intellectual's Responsibility and the Ambiguity of the Religions of the Book," delivered at one of these gathering
October 24, 2001
The Intellectual's Responsibility and the Ambiguity of the Religions of the Book, part II: A Shared Pattern of Moral Conviction
October 22, 2001
In response to the events of the eleventh of September, the University of Chicago has sponsored a series of lectures and discussions titled "9/11: Its Causes and Consequences." The following issue of Sightings is the first in a series of three adapted from an address, "The Intellectual's Responsibility and the Ambiguity of Religions," delivered at the second of these gatherings by William Schwe
October 17, 2001
Commenting on the September 11 terrorist attacks on America, Pat Robertson warned that "[t]he Lord is getting ready to shake this nation....God Almighty is lifting his protection from us." Citing abortion and pornography as just two practices that have incurred divine disfavor, Robertson called on Americans to "live the way the Bible tells them to live" in order to avoid future attacks.

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