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Peter Berger
Religion & Other Curiosities
October 31, 2012

Stranded by Sandy

Dear readers, Professor Berger was stranded by Hurricane Sandy in Germany and therefore did not have the opportunity to write an essay this week. He is on his way back to the United States now, and will resume writing again next week. — DM

October 24, 2012

Two Anniversaries

Two periodicals that I read regularly have just published special anniversary issues. National Catholic Reporter has come out with a special issue to commemorate the fiftieth anniversary of the opening of the Second Vatican Council. Der Spiegel, the German news magazine, has a special issue devoted to another fiftieth anniversary, that one of a series […]

October 17, 2012

Was Jesus Married?

Once in a while a more or less esoteric academic event is picked up by the media. This has happened in September following a gathering (of all places in Rome) of a scholarly association of Coptic studies. This must be a small and exclusive club. (It must be satisfying to belong. I’m a little envious. […]

October 10, 2012

What should I say about the Middle East?

I feel that I should say something about the Middle East. After all, this blog is supposed to be mostly about religion. Here an entire region is exploding with rage in the name of religion, and what have I been writing about? About eco-ideologues flirting with an ancient goddess, and about homosexuals wanting to be […]

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