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Giorgio Agamben, the Church, and Me

Italian philosopher and political theorist Giorgio Agamben’s The Kingdom and the Glory, The Church and the Kingdom, and The Omnibus Homo Sacer, and Simon Critchley’s The Faith of the Faithless offer resources for exploring the connections between temporality, political community, and ordained ministry. By Charles M. Stang

The Rise of ‘Spiritual but Not Religious’ Is a Story of Hope

Since the 2016 election, teaching Andrew Delbanco’s The Real American Dream and Catherine L. Albanese’s A Republic of Mind and Spirit has become more relevant and constructive, as this religious studies professor has come to view the rise of the spiritual but not religious as a story of hope. By Darryl Caterine

What Contributes to Moral Progress?

Michael Shermer’s The Moral Arc: How Science and Reason Lead Humanity toward Truth, Justice, and Reason and Karen Armstrong’s Fields of Blood: Religion and the History of Violence. By Bradley Shingleton

Lessons in Learning

Certain individuals have a remarkable and unforeseen impact on our lives and stay with us, as teachers and guides, in our thinking and in our writing. By Kathryn Dodgson

Climbing Jacob’s Ladder

Arthur O. Lovejoy’s The Great Chain of Being: A Study of the History of an Idea. By Christopher Queen

A Double-Edged Dilemma

Divergent perceptions of the relations of religion, justice, and peace have stimulated a vast and still expanding literature, reflecting diverse and sometimes contentious perspectives. By David Little

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