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 »

Sunday Apr 20th, 2014

Easter rites of initiation bring good news for American Catholics

The last of his three-part Easter series, David Yamane on how the RCIA process is good news for the Catholic Church
Saturday Apr 19th, 2014

Reinventing rites of passage in contemporary America

In the second of a three-part series for Easter, author David Yamane explains the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults process
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

Does torture really (still) matter?

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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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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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