Posts tagged "Peter Manseau"

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...

Revising Night

26 January 2006 Elie Wiesel and the Hazards of Holocaust Theology By Peter Manseau  Editors’ note: This essay was first published on The Revealer‘s sister site, Killing the Buddha, in April, 2001, long before Oprah’s Book Club chose Wiesel’s Night as its latest selection. Yet, especially in light of doubts concerning the reliability of Oprah’s previous pick, James Frey’sA...

An Ordinary, Reasonable Person

An excerpt from Vows: The Story of A Priest, a Nun, and Their Son, a new book by Revealer contributor Peter Manseau.Vows is the best kind of religion journalism, drawing on multiple genres — memoir, obviously, but also investigative reporting, history, theology, and the drama of a thriller. In this excerpt, Manseau tells the real...

Killing the Buddha

By Jeff Sharlet Killing the Buddha: A Heretic’s Bible has just been published in paperback by Free Press / Simon & Schuster. When my co-author Peter Manseau and I set out to make Killing the Buddha, we wrote that “we had lost faith in the way faith gets talked about in America, the way it’s...

Vows

13 October 2005 Revealer contributor Peter Manseau will read from his new book, Vows: The Story of a Priest, a Nun, and Their Son on these dates, including Monday, October 17 at the new McNally-Robinson Bookstore in Manhattan, where a whole class of Revealer contributors will be in the audience. Peter is author of the Revealer essays “The Day After ‘Morning in America'” and “American Aquarium Drinker.”

Daily Links 09 December 2004

Special Ops Bible Chuck Currie points to this Sojourners story on a new custom-line of Bibles that the Defense Department has commissioned for its elite U.S. Special Operations Command. The new Bibles will feature a custom-designed cover, special Army-designed color photos and text inserts, and “army-centric motivational messages.” Stained Glass Ceiling Who leads the choir, teaches Sunday School,...

Daily Links 02 December 2004

Against Spirituality Revealer editor Jeff Sharlet on the CBC (Canadian public radio) program “Tapestry,” Sunday, December 5, at 2:05 p.m. ET, AT, CT, 2:35 NT, 3:05 PT, and 4:05 MT on CBC Radio One. Mary Hynes lets Sharlet and Killing the Buddha co-author Peter Manseau explain why they don’t like the term “spirituality.” Check here on Sunday to listen online. Who You...

The Day After: “Mourning in America”

The eulogies rightfully remember Reagan as the ideological inspiration for many of those currently in power, but his darker role in the end-times evolution of the nation has gone unmentioned. By Peter Manseau Sometime in the early 1980s, when I was not quite ten-years-old, my older brother took me aside and presented a bit of...

Radio Revealer

Hear The Revealer‘s Jeff Sharlet talk about religion writing and his new book, Killing the Buddha: A Heretic’s Bible, with co-author Peter Manseau and radio host Tom Ashbrookon “On Point,” 8-9 pm today. Listen on WBUR-FM Boston, online, or check here to see if your NPR affiliate carries the show.