Articles tagged with religion

Rachel Fraser

Epiphanies can prompt us to view the world differently, a new book contends. But they are no substitute for ethical and political debate.

Faisal Devji

Far from a metaphysical battle between fanaticism and tolerance, the Rushdie affair exemplifies the marketization of hurt sentiments.

Michael Bronski

Challenges to Christian political control are often spun as being threats to child welfare. “Don’t Say Gay” laws are the latest in a long history dating back to medieval attacks on Jews.

Bethany Moreton

The mystical connection between white Southern nostalgia, the global family values movement, and Russia.

Mark D. Jordan

Against the philosopher’s dying wish, the final volume of History of Sexuality has now been published. How should we approach it, and what can it teach us about how Christianity shaped the modern self?

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An anthropologist reflects on West African divination as a case study in hope during times of great uncertainty.

John R. Bowen

Food is becoming a target for anti-Islam politics.

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Elizabeth Shakman Hurd Nadia Marzouki

A proposed French bill says so. But, strictly speaking, there can be no such thing as blasphemy within the terms of secular public order.

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Ariella Aïsha Azoulay

A recent report neglects to mention how France forced Arab Jews to adopt the European persona of Jew as citizen and see Arabs and Muslims as others.

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Carlos Fraenkel

A new book suggests that modern readers can still follow the path of reason that Spinoza traced to true well-being, but they might not want to.