Reviews
Center of Gravity

Center of Gravity

By Ann Neumann While Bergoglio's selection may have excited Argentina's 31 million Catholics, it's fair to say that it hasn't shifted the Vatican's center of gravity very much at all.
Intersections: Plate Interviews Kelly J. Baker

Intersections: Plate Interviews Kelly J. Baker

S. Brent Plate continues his Intersections series with an interview about the KKK with Kelly J. Baker.
Intersections: Interview with Rachel Wagner

Intersections: Interview with Rachel Wagner

By S. Brent Plate An audio interview with fellow Rachel Wagner about how she got from Blake to digital media and why.
Love, Magic and Holy Death

Love, Magic and Holy Death

David Metcalfe talks to R. Andrew Chestnut about his latest, Devoted to Death: Santa Muerte, The Skeleton Saint; with an excerpt from the book.
Famous Drownings in Literary History

Famous Drownings in Literary History

An excerpt from a new book by Kevin Haworth, Famous Drownings in Literary History: Essays on 21st Century Jewishness.
Divine Intervention: American Faith in Foreign Policy

Divine Intervention: American Faith in Foreign Policy

Gale Kenny reviews Andrew Preston's new book, "Sword of the Spirit, Shield of Faith: Religion in American War and Diplomacy," a narrative history of foreign policy and piety in America.
Unfit for Heaven and Earth

Unfit for Heaven and Earth

By Ed Simon A review of Afterlives of Saints, in which author Colin Dickey examines that borderland where saints and sinners alone exist, oftentimes within the same person.

Man Without a Country: “The Myth of the Muslim Tide”

by Nora Connor His sociology is methodical, clear and convincing, but he’s bringing a slide-rule and a pocket protector to a gunfight.
Religion-Secular, Tangled Divisions

Religion-Secular, Tangled Divisions

What does it mean to pursue, inhabit, or lead a valuable, ethical life in a secular age? Are we living in a post-secular world? A review of two new essay collections.
Saint George, the Monstrous Saint

Saint George, the Monstrous Saint

An excerpt from Afterlives of the Saints: Stories from the Ends of Faith (Unbridled Books, 228 pp.) by Colin Dickey. Much of the actual life of George is lost to history, if he was in fact a real person.

Let’s Get Radical: a review of The Light In Her Eyes

by Rachel Riederer It’s difficult for me to conceive of the memorization of scripture as even a mildly progressive act, let alone a radical one. But The Light in Her Eyes...sets out to prove that it is.
Missed Opportunities: a review of "Arab Media"

Missed Opportunities: a review of “Arab Media”

by Narges Bajoghli It's true that mass media have been used (and still are, in some contexts) as a means of social engineering...Nonetheless, it's imperative to remember that the state cannot control how people interpret what they see.