Posts tagged "books"

Daily Links 04 December 2004

If You Can’t Beat ‘Em, Make ‘Em Join You Fast on the heels of the recent victories for “Intelligent Design” curriculum in public schools, comes the increasing popularity of this creationist meme, today transmitted by Rod Tussing, in The Arizona Republic: “Darwinism is an ‘interpretation’ of the world and its origin and, therefore, qualifies as a religion....

Punctuating the Divine

Having spread the news of official reports and officious surveys (see the following two items) and The Passion (see much of the previous week’s entries), The Revealer feels free to move on to one of its own small passions — writers who find entirely new ways to write about religion.Fernando Pessoa, a great Portuguese poet of the early 20th...

Priesthood of the Press

From Jay Rosen‘s “Journalism is Itself a Religion” — a new Revealer feature: What results from the “relative godlessness of mainstream journalists?” Or, in a more practical vein: How are editors and reporters striving to improve or beef up their religion coverage? Here and there in the discussion of religion “in” the news, there arises a trickier matter, which is the religion of the newsroom,...

Sacred Snark

The Believer is a new journal dedicated to the proposition that “snark” must be rooted out from criticism in the popular press. Since The Believer launched a year ago, there has been much discussion about just what constitutes snark — mean-spiritedness? Negative hyperbole? Irony? Probably all of the above, suspects The Revealer, and we wouldn’t want to live without...

God Lite 101

God should drop out of school and get a real job, according to a new book on the history of religious studies in the modern university. Not that the Lord did anything wrong; college just isn’t right for Him. According to D.G. Hart, scholarship is simply better suited to naturalism than to evaluating the claims of...