Friday Aug 31st, 2012

How and why do myths arise?

It is trite to say that one’s pet subject is interdisciplinary. These days what subject isn’t? The prostate? But myth really is interdisciplinary. For there is no study of myth as myth, the way, by contrast, there is said to be the study of literature as literature or of religion as religion. Myth is studied by other disciplines, above all by sociology, anthropology, psychology, politics, philosophy… read more »

Friday Apr 18th, 2014

Initiation into America’s original megachurch

The first of a three-part series for Easter, author David Yamane explains the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults
Monday Apr 14th, 2014

Passover in Jewish Eastern Europe

Glenn Dynner on Jewish tavernkeepers
Saturday Apr 12th, 2014

The Mexican-American War and the making of American identity

John C. Pinheiro at John Riley and the San Patricios of the Mexican-American War
Saturday Apr 12th, 2014

Does torture really (still) matter?

Rebecca Gordon on why we should still question the use of torture in the United States
Saturday
Apr 5th, 2014

The American Noah: neolithic superhero

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Friday
Apr 4th, 2014

A question of consciousness

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Wednesday
Mar 26th, 2014

‘You can’t wear that here’

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Sunday
Mar 23rd, 2014

Reflections on Son of God

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Saturday
Mar 15th, 2014

Leaning in

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Thursday
Feb 27th, 2014

The Plantation Church: a Q&A with Noel Erskine

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Tuesday
Feb 25th, 2014

Martin Luther, music, and the Seven Liberal Arts

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Sunday
Feb 9th, 2014

Super Bowl ads and American civil religion

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Friday
Jan 31st, 2014

A short history of Polish Jewish tavernkeeping

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Friday
Jan 24th, 2014

A crossroads for antisemitism?

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