When in the 1980s Scott Appleby and I were first chartered to deal with one particular public expression of religion, the complex of militant fundamentalisms, we were confronted with a global scene for which we were not prepared.
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May 2, 2016
April 28, 2016
Students and scholars from a wide range of academic disciplines will be familiar with Hilary Putnam.
April 25, 2016
“Pornography” had been the planned Sightings topic today, thanks to a column in Christian Headlines (April 20) by best-selling author and radio broadcaster Eric Metaxas.
April 21, 2016
When most readers survey the media’s analysis of last year’s Paris terrorist attacks, they ask, “Why?” Why do some French-born-and-raised children of immigrants place Islam first and France second?
April 18, 2016
No writer about religion has reason to complain that too little has been happening in “the world of religion.” Daily as we do our “sighting” we find scores of items in international and domestic affairs th
April 11, 2016
“Surprised!” is the rarest response of almost everyone to the long-awaited papal document on the joy of love (Amoris Laetitia).
April 7, 2016
The Supreme Court recently heard arguments in seven cases of religious nonprofit organizations that do not want their insurers to provide free contraception under the Affordable Care Act.
April 4, 2016
“How to Save Your Soul in a Digital Age” is the bold banner on the cover of The American Scholar (Spring, 2016). No, the magazine of the Phi Beta Kappa Society is not turning evangelistic.
March 31, 2016
Though revered and claimed as an inspiration by people with a wide range of religious and political commitments, Martin Luther King, Jr., as he often reminded audiences, was nurtured in the Black Church.
March 24, 2016
Even in Hollywood, Easter's approach rekindles hope. A hope for profit, that is, since films about Jesus seem to make their debut in late February.
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