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Orphan Fever: The Evangelical Movement's Adoption Obsession

Orphan Fever: The Evangelical Movement’s Adoption Obsession

By Kathryn Joyce When devout Christian families made it their mission to save children from war-torn countries, the match was often far from heavenly.
A Portrait of Amadu Bamba, Sufi Saint

A Portrait of Amadu Bamba, Sufi Saint

So they dispatched a man with a camera into the hinterland to catch the sage on film.
An Amish Moment

An Amish Moment

Amish books and Amish baseball. Amish are clearly having a moment... again.
"Growing Pains of Transformation"

“Growing Pains of Transformation”

Michelle Aldredge of Gwarlingo interviews author and former nun Mary Johnson about her new book, An Unquenchable Thirst.
40 Years of The Exorcist

40 Years of The Exorcist

2013 marks not just 40 years of Roe v. Wade but 40 years of The Exorcist, the classic horror movie about piety and possession in a little girl's upstairs bedroom.

Commie Harry

“What really makes these critics hate Million Dollar Baby is not its supposedly radical politics — which are nonexistent — but its lack of sentimentality. It is, indeed, no Rocky, and in our America that departure from the norm is itself a form of cultural radicalism.” Frank Rich has Clint Eastwood’s back in the Christian conservative culture skirmish over Million Dollar...
The Longest Hunger Strike

The Longest Hunger Strike

By Ann Neumann There are two places in the U.S. where you can be fed against your will: a Catholic hospital and a prison.
Removing the Magic

Removing the Magic

Quoting Charles Taylor quoting Schiller; from his essay "Disenchantment--Reenchantment" in The Joy of Secuarlism, now out in paperback.
An Event in the History of the Human Mind

An Event in the History of the Human Mind

"Panopticism is a form of knowledge and a form of power."
More Songs of Kabir

More Songs of Kabir

From Patton Burchett's "Religions of India" class, 28 poems after Kabir, the celebrated 15-16th century devotional poet and social critic from northern India.
Holy Regulation

Holy Regulation

William Hogeland on Herman Husband, the War of the Regulation and his new book, Founding Finance
The Icewoman Cometh: Fordham's Brush with Ann Coulter

The Icewoman Cometh: Fordham’s Brush with Ann Coulter

By Jack Downey A student group's reasons for uninviting Ann Coulter from a visit to Fordham University should be troubling.