Sightings Articles


Hebrew Bible | political religion | Evangelicalism | Christian Right

A Biblical Attack on the Capitol?

The alternative facts and faulty exegesis behind Evangelicals' "Biblical worldview."...

January 14, 2021

Bible | Evangelicals

Faking the Bible

In each of these instances, those acquiring scroll fragments have made illuminating statements concerning their aims. ...

October 29, 2018

conservatism | criticism | Enlightenment | Evangelicalism | liberalism | methodology | study of religion

In Defense of the Liberal in the Study of Religion

Editor's note: In observance of the holidays, Sightings will be off next week. We wish to thank all those who have contributed, read, shared, and responded to our columns this past year. See you in 2017!   In the aftermath of the U.S. president...

December 22, 2016

Is Violence Antithetical to Religion?

Against the backdrop of the recently reignited and widely publicized violence in Egypt, violence that has included calls forjihadagainst President Mohamed Morsi’s opponents, I was struck by a thought-provoking article in Time (July 1, 2013) that deta...

July 11, 2013