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Peter Berger
Religion & Other Curiosities
1917
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The Marx Memorial Library

Nearly one hundred years after the Russian Revolution, what’s left of Marxism?

2017
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Religion, Class, and the Evangelical Vote

A hypothesis: Evangelicals who voted for Trump fall into two groups—those who are primarily motivated by the moral positions of their faith, and those who bitterly resent the contempt shown them by elites.

Catholicism
Peter Paul Rubens, St. Ignatius of Loyola
The Jesuit Paradox

Defenders against the enemies of the Church have to get close to those enemies to understand them. This poses a problem.

Christianity Today
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Is The World Becoming Protestant?

Protestantism has an affinity with modernity, giving it considerable reach in today’s age.

Christianity Then and Now
Celebrating the Reformation?

The legacy of the Protestant Reformation, nearly 500 years after it all began.

Spiritual Vagabonds
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Whirling Dervishes on the Upper West Side?

While there have been Jewish, Christian, and Muslim mystics, the guardians of monotheistic orthodoxy have always had a problem with mysticism.

Hillary vs. Donald
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Choosing Wisely

On whom will we bestow the grand title of the lesser evil?

Religion & Other Curiosities
Holy Cows, Blasphemy, and Monotheism

Comparing and contrasting different cases of “religionization” or “desecularization” yields striking parallels.

Religion and Modernity
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The Canonization of Mother Teresa

For most religious people today modernity and religion relate to each other not as either/or but as both/and.

Religion & Other Curiosities
Can Atheists Be Good People?

Yes. Understanding why this is true sheds light on one important formula of peace in a pluralist society.

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Walter Russell Mead & Staff
Commitment Issues

It goes far deeper than a failure to reach the 2% spending target.

After The Referendum

The Council of Europe re-introduces monitoring for Turkey on human rights issues for the first time since 2004.

A New Deal

For Moscow, round two of production cuts is going to be harder than round one.

How do you solve a problem like Korea?

The U.S. is rushing to deploy missile defense in South Korea before the elections.

Pyongyang Under Pressure?

Is Pyongyang rationing fuel in fear of a coming Chinese embargo?

The President vs. the Mayors

A court ruling in California marks the latest setback for President Trump’s immigration policies.

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