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The Last Twentieth Century Book Club: Fear of Death Removed

The Last Twentieth Century Book Club: Fear of Death Removed

The Last Twentieth Century Book Club, is an ongoing monthly column exploring religious ephemera by Don Jolly.
The Last Twentieth Century Book Club: Good Ol' Job

The Last Twentieth Century Book Club: Good Ol’ Job

The first of an ongoing monthly column, The Last Twentieth Century Book Club, is an exploration of religious ephemera by Don Jolly

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The Bridge Beyond the Bridge

The Bridge Beyond the Bridge

By Don Jolly The Bridge Beyond the Bridge: Mark Rathbun’s Search for the Future of Scientology
Upcoming Events: September 2013

Upcoming Events: September 2013

September 2013 Upcoming Religion & Media Events
Religion in H.P. Lovecraft

Religion in H.P. Lovecraft

In Lovecraft’s most popular stories, the religious element is often shallow. However, “religion,” as a category was, for Lovecraft, a constant source of speculation and concern.
An American Muslim University

An American Muslim University

Hussein Rashid interviewed Scott Korb about his new book, Light without Fire. We've got the audio.
Daily Links: "I'll Tell You When You're Right" Edition

Daily Links: “I’ll Tell You When You’re Right” Edition

NRA v. Planned Parenthood; the sex we deserve, Persecution Complexes; atheist giving; corporate personhood, corporate conscience; Pareidolia; faith healing!
What Are You?

What Are You?

David F. Evans reviews Emily Raboteau's latest book, "Searching for Zion: The Quest for Home in the African Diaspora."
"The Bible's" Fill of Meaningful Omission

“The Bible’s” Fill of Meaningful Omission

"The Bible" squashed the central achievement of biblical storytelling: meaningful omissions and lacunae, “story” as the seed of excited, growing interpretations.
Pet Cemetery

Pet Cemetery

As earlier memorials to bears and whales suggest, capitalism doesn’t diminish our need for ritual—it heightens it.
Homegrown Settlers

Homegrown Settlers

As President Obama makes his first visit to Israel today, Kiera Feldman examines Americans in the settlements... and their kitsch.
Oh SNAP! Picking a Pope with Sex Abuse Solutions in Mind

Oh SNAP! Picking a Pope with Sex Abuse Solutions in Mind

By Abby Ohlheiser With the conclave starting tomorrow, SNAP warns that a new pope can't magically fix the Catholic Church's ongoing sex abuse crisis.