How could a human invention hold such sway over us as a people? Garry Wills argues that the gun is, for most Americans, a sacred object.Read the rest of One nation under Gun?.
Richard Amesbury is Professor of Theological Ethics and Director of the Institute for Social Ethics at the University of Zurich. He is the author of Morality and Social Criticism (Palgrave Macmillan, 2005) and Faith and Human Rights (Fortress, 2008). Read Nathan Schneider's interview with Amesbury here, and read Richard Amesbury's contributions to Reflections on summer reading, Reflections on summer reading, Surveying religious knowledge, Religion and the midterm elections, and After Sandy.
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An influential thinker in the areas of Christology, eschatology, and the problem of evil, Hick will likely best be remembered for his “pluralistic hypothesis.”Read the rest of John Hick (1922 – 2012).
A Tennessee judge has upheld his earlier decision allowing the Islamic Center of Murfreesboro to build a new mosque and community center.Read the rest of Islam: still a religion in Tennessee.
Mark Oppenheimer discusses Charles Taylor’s work and its reception in a wide-ranging essay in The Nation.Read the rest of Oppenheimer: the politics of authenticity?.
In the current issue of the New Yorker, James Wood reviews The Joy of Secularism: 11 Essays for How We Live Now (Princeton, 2011).Read the rest of Secularism and its discontents.
Julia Galef reports for Religion Dispatches on philosopher Keith Parsons’s decision to quit doing philosophy of religion. In September, Parsons, Professor of Philosophy at the University of Houston-Clear Lake, had announced on the The Secular Outpost.Read the rest of Adieu to philosophy of religion?.
A Florida church’s plans to burn copies of the Qur’an on September 11 have drawn widespread condemnation, including from the local fire department.Read the rest of What’s wrong with burning the Qur’an?.