Approaching Religious Violence: Part I

Part one of a three-part series on religious violence by Suzanne Schneider.

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The Patient Body: Healthcare and the Kiss of Jesus

A monthly column by Ann Neumann about issues at the intersection of religion and medicine. Continue Reading →

Give Us This Day Our Daily Links

Where it’s due:  A giant cheer to our fellow traveler Meera Subramanian (Killing the Buddha) for having her “India’s Vanishing Vultures” (VQR, Spring 2011) named as one of the best long form articles of the year.

Hitch Heaven: Ross Douthat, the super smarmy New York Times op-ed columnist known for giving women and fantasists the creeps, condescends to know Christopher Hitchen’s cold dead heart. Continue Reading →

Atheist Solidarity with Religious Minorities?

An excerpt from Austin Dacey’s review of Christopher Hitchens’ new memoir, Hitch-22:

The Christian West, after all, did not migrate towards secular government by mass conversion to atheism. The leading public arguments and examples came from Christian minorities—Anabaptists like Balthazar Hubmaier; Puritans like Roger Williams, John Milton, and John Locke. Even Spinoza’s case for secularism was premised on his reading of the Bible.

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