IN THE NEWS

A round-up of recent religion news.
In the News: Freud, Beyoncé, R’hllor, and more!

In the News: Freud, Beyoncé, R’hllor, and more!

A round-up of recent religion news.
Excerpt: Classifying Christians by Todd S. Berzon

Excerpt: Classifying Christians by Todd S. Berzon

An excerpt from Classifying Christians: Ethnography, Heresiology, and the Limits of Knowledge in Late Antiquity by Todd S. Berzon.
The Patient Body: Phyllis Schlafly’s Urology

The Patient Body: Phyllis Schlafly’s Urology

“The Patient Body” is a monthly column by Ann Neumann about issues at the intersection of religion and medicine. This month: Bathrooms, civil rights legislation, and holding it.
Problems with The Problem with Islam: Approaching Religious Violence, Part II

Problems with The Problem with Islam: Approaching Religious Violence, Part II

Part one of a three-part series on religious violence by Suzanne Schneider. This month: Nothing is inherent.
The Medium of Reformation Messages: Celebrating Luther's Legacy, Part II

The Medium of Reformation Messages: Celebrating Luther’s Legacy, Part II

Becky Garrison reports on events in Germany commemorating the 500 year anniversary of the Reformation.
Review: Bodies of Song

Review: Bodies of Song

Patton Burchett reviews Bodies of Song: Kabir Oral Traditions and Performative Worlds in North India by Linda Hess.
Special Pleading: On the Identity Politics of “Blue Lives Matter”

Special Pleading: On the Identity Politics of “Blue Lives Matter”

Patrick Blanchfield considers the limits of identity politics, law, and compassion in light of "Blue Lives Matter" legislation in Louisiana.
Remembrance of Songs Past: Sanskrit Poetry in Translation

Remembrance of Songs Past: Sanskrit Poetry in Translation

Anand Venkatkrishnan shares his translations of medieval Sanskrit poems set in new contexts.
Hail, Coen! Finding Religion in the Films of Joel & Ethan Coen

Hail, Coen! Finding Religion in the Films of Joel & Ethan Coen

Geoffrey Pollick reviews a book about the Coen brothers alongside their new movie, Hail, Caesar!.
The Patient Body: Doctors and Religious Sensitivity

The Patient Body: Doctors and Religious Sensitivity

“The Patient Body” is a monthly column by Ann Neumann about issues at the intersection of religion and medicine. This month: Religious sensitivity training that masks, rather than fixes, problems in our healthcare system.
In the News: Profiling, Prince, Peaceniks and more!

In the News: Profiling, Prince, Peaceniks and more!

A round-up of recent religion news.