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"Shocking" News on Worship and the Public

The focus of Sightings is on the “public,” as in “public religion,” a concept which often leads to discussion of “church and state” affairs or “religion and public life.” The “private religion” of the sanctuary and temple does not often make news. Ye...

May 1, 2017

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Pseudo-Events Clash -- Martin E. Marty

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. The latter, he noted, were staged to get media attention whether anything event-ful had happene...

September 29, 2014