Posts tagged "Peter Manseau"
In the News: Conversations, Congratulations, and Collaborations

In the News: Conversations, Congratulations, and Collaborations

A round-up of recent religion news.
In the News: Elvis, Thoreau, Oprah, and more!

In the News: Elvis, Thoreau, Oprah, and more!

A round-up of the week's religion news.
In the News: Bernie, Bagels, Buddahs, and more!

In the News: Bernie, Bagels, Buddahs, and more!

A round-up of the week's religion news.
In the News: Heaven, Human Rights, His Holiness, and more!

In the News: Heaven, Human Rights, His Holiness, and more!

A round-up of the week's religion news.
In the News: Wax, Wits, William James, and more!

In the News: Wax, Wits, William James, and more!

A round-up of the week's religion news.
In the News: Mad Men, Mormons, Monks, and more!

In the News: Mad Men, Mormons, Monks, and more!

A round-up of the week's religion news.
In the News: Passover, Prison, Pop Music , and more!

In the News: Passover, Prison, Pop Music , and more!

A round-up of recent religion and media stories in the news.
In the News: The Crusades, Anti-Vaxxers, Chocolate Gods, and more!

In the News: The Crusades, Anti-Vaxxers, Chocolate Gods, and more!

A round-up of recent religion and media stories in the news.

My Friend

By Jacob Glatstein Translated from the Yiddish by Peter Manseau My friend lives a satisfied life. He has a wife who loves him, three blond children, a winter house, a summer home, money tucked away for times of need, and ready aphorisms about the certainty of easy living for decades to come. And I am devoured by jealousy day in, day out. My only certainty...

I Love You, I Do.

We asked our Near and Dear to tell us something about today, the day when we celebrate love--or loss or absence or grief or joy or chocolate or the color red.  Valentine's Day is one of those not-so-holy (or so-holiday) holidays we bump into on the annual calendar, on our way to spring, rebirth and...

Our Daily Links

Countries of Particular Concern:  In case you've forgotten that American democracy is the best chance for religious freedom around the world, here's an interview with Ambassador Suzan Johnson Cook, Ambassador-at-Large for International Religious Freedom and advisor to the Secretary of State and the President of the United States on issues of Religious Freedom, and Dr. Chris...

Playing Religion

From Peter Manseau's review at Bookforum of Robert Bellah's new book, Religion in Human Evolution:

Bellah searches for a commonality that may give some indication of where and when the uniquely human activity of religion was born. What he finds is as intriguing as it is unexpected: They all like to play.

All animals...