With the outset of autumn as determined by the Jewish liturgical calendar, a daily prayer is recited beseeching God to bless the Holy Land with rain: “… Turn to us, God, who are surrounded by troubles like water.
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December 14, 2017
December 11, 2017
As longtime readers of Sightings will know, a quotation from José Ortega y Gasset about “decisive historical changes” has been decisive for my own work as an historian.
December 7, 2017
Editor's Note: On October 18, Stanley Hauerwas published a theologically framed column responding to historian Rachel Waltner Goossen's 2015 Mennonite Quarterly Review article "'Defanging the Beast'" (see Resources below).
December 4, 2017
No doubt many members of every profession and every professional (and academic) organization find occasions to speak up and protest the failure by people in strategic positions—in government, media, and the like—to be aware
November 30, 2017
November 27, 2017
Editor's Note: Those in the Chicago area are invited to join the Divinity School today at 4:30 pm in Swift Hall's third-floor lecture room for "Just Reaction: Religion, Ethics, and the Nuclear Age," part of a series of events reflecting on the 75th anniversary of the first controlled, self-sustained nuclear chain reaction at the Univers
November 20, 2017
Editor’s Note: Sightings will be off this Thursday, November 23rd, for the Thanksgiving holiday.
November 16, 2017
The thesis of David Daniels’s recent Sightings column, “Martin Luther and Ethiopian Christianity: Historical Traces,” is exciting and important amidst the recent celebrations of Luther’s Ninety-Five Theses.
November 13, 2017
Recovering, as many of us will and must, from massive doses of Lutherana—after media, scholars, and the pious both among them and beyond their range are doing following October 31 observances—we at Sightings do our
November 9, 2017
Editor's Note: This is the second essay in our series on relationships between religion and science fiction.
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