What’s God Got to Do with Religion?
A believer and an atheist seek out their antitheses. Do they meet somewhere in the middle, or pass in the murk of half-baked pseudo-syntheses?
Does Our Road Lead to Rome?
Historian Peter Brown’s critique of Edward Gibbon also sheds light on the popular myths of American decline.
The Evolution of Religion
While atheists and offended believers have been holding the equivalent of a dorm room bull session over the role of religion in society, evolutionary biology has emerged as a beacon of understanding. Two recent books attempt to turn that potential into reality.