Posts tagged "book review"
Review: Islam in Liberalism (Part 2)

Review: Islam in Liberalism (Part 2)

Fouad Halbouni reviews Islam in Liberalism by Joseph Massad.
Review: Islam in Liberalism

Review: Islam in Liberalism

Patricia Kubala reviews Islam in Liberalism by Joseph Massad.
Review: Foreigners and Their Food

Review: Foreigners and Their Food

Daniel Picus reviews Foreigners and Their Food: Constructing Otherness in Jewish, Christian, and Islamic Law by David Freidenreich
Preachers from the Palace of Wisdom, or: Ranterism in the UK

Preachers from the Palace of Wisdom, or: Ranterism in the UK

Ed Simon reviews Nigel Smith’s Ranter Writings: Spiritual Liberty and Sexual Freedom in the English Revolution.
Review: Season of the Witch

Review: Season of the Witch

Don Jolly reviews Peter Bebergal's new book, Season of the Witch.
Review: Worlds Without End: The Many Lives of the Multiverse

Review: Worlds Without End: The Many Lives of the Multiverse

Patrick Blanchfield reviews Mary-Jane Rubenstein's new book, Worlds Without End.
“After the apocalypse, she missed her dog”

“After the apocalypse, she missed her dog”

By Elizabeth A. Castelli Reading Lucy Corin’s One Hundred Apocalypses and Other Apocalypses

Biblical Sex:
Interpreting the Good Book’s Laws

Unprotected Texts:  The Bible's Surprising Contradictions About Sex and Desire, by Jennifer Wright Knust (HarperOne, 2011) by Natasja Sheriff If you listen to the rhetoric of the more vocal proponents of conservative Christianity, you would be forgiven for believing that the Bible contains clear instruction on sexual conduct and morality.  You might be less inclined to...

Inspired, Yes, but Divinely?

A review of Jesse Bering’s The Belief Instinct: The Psychology of Souls, Destiny, and the Meaning of Life by Clint Rainey A few scientists and believers once naïvely clasped hands in hope that the evolutionary explanation for belief in God would signal a détente in the science-religion war. Belief could satisfy science by being instinctual, as Dean...

Stories the Religious Left Must Tell Itself

Changing the Script: An Authentically Faithful and Authentically Progressive Political Theology for the 21st Century, by Daniel Schultz. Ig Publishing (2010) $15.95 Reviewed by Brent  A. R. Hege For as long as there has been a religious right barging its way into Americans’ lives, bedrooms, pocketbooks and polling places, there have been religious progressives wondering how...

Crossing The Divide Between Religion and Science

Louis A. Ruprecht reviews Krista Tippett's new book, "Einstein's God: Conversations about Science and the Human Spirit" at Religion Dispatches today. Tippett, the host of NPR's "Speaking of Faith," offers us a way around and through the polarized landscape of what we call the culture wars, says Ruprecht. And she does so...

Generation Squared

25 January 2005 God on the Quad: How Religious Colleges and the Missionary Generation Are Changing America By Naomi Schaefer Riley 274 pp. St. Martin’s Press. Reviewed by Jeff Sharlet If you rely for your understanding of American academe on Rush Limbaugh, Bill O’Reilly, or William Bennett, you may be inclined to think that today’s...