Sightings Articles

Talmud

Judaism | Coronavirus | Community

All Israel is Bound Together

Conversion and accessibility in the digital age

February 18, 2021
books

Religion and Literature | American Civil War | Myth

The Mythology and Mythologies of the Great American Novel

The roots and dangers of the quest for America's literary masterpiece

February 15, 2021
Trump

political religion | politics | polls | Evangelicals

Why White Evangelicals Stuck with Trump

What polling data tells us about why White Evangelical support for Trump was undiminished in the 2020 election

February 11, 2021
protest sign

American Civil War | white supremacy | memorial | US history

Monuments, Memorials, and the Resacralization of Space

The landscape of public space shapes collective understandings of the past

February 8, 2021
Biden Oath

political religion | Rituals | Community

The Blessed Return of Going Through the Motions

President Biden's inauguration and the rituals of normalcy

February 4, 2021
Riots

political religion | white supremacy | study of religion

Is This America?

A distinction may bring some clarity to disagreements about the meaning of the Capitol riots

February 1, 2021
coptic crosses

Coptic Orthodoxy | Martyrdom | Religious persecution | Islam

The American Politics of Coptic Martyrdom

Coptic Christian immigrants embracing conservatism navigate the intersection between race and religion

January 28, 2021
manuscript

political religion | Augustine of Hippo | politics

We Hold These Truths

An Augustinian meditation on the communal dispositions required for democracy

January 25, 2021
christ apothecary

science vs. religion | Coronavirus | Martin Luther | John Calvin

Science and Religion in Times of Plague

Calvin and Luther warn against the simplistic assumption that religious liberty is opposed to medical expertise

January 21, 2021
Sanitation Workers March

Civil Rights | white supremacy | political religion

Of Memphis and Washington

White Supremacy's desecration of sacred spaces, in 1968 and today

January 18, 2021