Posts tagged "theology"
Churches of Pain and Pleasure: Nymphomaniac's Theology

Churches of Pain and Pleasure: Nymphomaniac’s Theology

Ethan Poe on what's truly provocative about Lars von Trier's new film "Nymphomaniac" -- its psychological theology.
In The News: A Muslim girl superhero, Navajo Mormons, Uighurs, Pat Robertson, and more!

In The News: A Muslim girl superhero, Navajo Mormons, Uighurs, Pat Robertson, and more!

A round-up of recent religion & media news.

Theology’s Gay

Should we argue theology with anti-gay rights folks?

Tea Party Theology

From "Is the Tea Party becoming a religious movement?" by Jeff Sharlet at CNN.
Liberals and centrists wring their hands over Miller and giggle about O'Donnell, hoping that her political hopelessness somehow proves that the movement isn't going. They compile lists of what they take to be her craziest statements, such as her confession that...

He Is Stanley Hauerwas

Hannah’s Child: A Theologian’s Memoir, Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Company (2010) $24.99 Reviewed by Jack Downey Stanley Hauerwas finds himself in a terrible predicament: he’s a famous American theologian. Perhaps the most famous American theologian. This may or may not mean he’s actually famous by conventional standards, but he seems plenty concerned. He has made himself a very...

Feminism and Theology

Don't miss Susan Henking's article today at Religion Dispatches on second wave feminism, theology, and gender equality in the church.

Evangelical Theology and Post-Modernism.

What could be more telling of the challenges faced by the modern Evangelical church than this podcast of four white, male Evangelical theologians discussing post-modernism? Turns out not much.

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...

Saint More

03 January 2006 The Guardian re-names Thomas More the patron saint of “liars and bullies,” on the occasion of two plays opening about the theologian in London.

Chronicling C.S. Lewis: Marketing and Mythology

01 January 2006 Lewis’ theology was concerned with myth, which is why he cannot be fully appropriated by the kind of evangelicalism that is buying up copies of Mere Christianity. By S. Brent Plate Several newspaper reporters phoned me in the weeks leading up to the opening of The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch, and...

The Theology of Domestic Spying

21 December 2005 The ongoing revelations of the Bush administration’s domestic spying don’t make for a religion story, but the disclosures do echo theological concerns. At issue is omniscience, the government’s power to know whatever it wants about whomever it wants. Bush expanded that power and defends doing so. So far, so political. The theology...

Lazy At Heart

There’s a bestselling book out there advising men to reclaim their masculine souls from the clutches of a feminized culture, to connect with their hunter hearts, to “pursue beauty” by pursuing women (some might call that “stalking”) and to do all of this for Jesus — whom, the author writes, wants fellas to ask not...