Archives: November 2012

Profile

A Scholarly and Judaic Approach to Political Punditry

Brooke Baldwin, CNN’s news anchor, was chagrined. During the presidential election, despite a plethora of fact checking of candidates’ statements from both political parties and …

By Robert Israel

Essay

The Anniversary of the Gettysburg Address

On November 19, 1863, amid air faintly fetid from thousands of corpses waiting to be reburied, Edward Everett delivered a two-hour oration at the dedication …

By John Stauffer

Report

Can There Be a Religious Response to Planned Parenthood’s Critics?

On most days, when she arrives at the Planned Parenthood clinic she directs in Washington, D.C., Dr. Laura Meyers passes through a wall of Operation …

By Mara Willard

Excerpt

How Mormons Became American

Acentury ago, it was once a simple matter to assume a norm for American culture and situate the Mormon well outside it. Polygamy was likened …

By Terryl Givens

Essay

The End Is Always with Us: The 40th Anniversary of “A Thief in the Night”

I hadn’t heard the song that opens the 1972 Christian apocalyptic film  A Thief in the Night in decades, and my impression of it was: …

By Amy Frykholm

Editor’s Note

The Best of R&P’s Election Coverage

Did you miss any of R&P’s campaign coverage? To mark this November 6th, we bring you our favorite election-themed articles since our launch six months …

By The Editors

Interview

The Election By the Numbers: An Interview with Robert P. Jones

Robert P. Jones is the founding CEO of Public Religion Research Institute (PRRI), a nonprofit, nonpartisan research and education organization that works at the intersection …

By Tiffany Stanley

Report

The Sunday Before the Election

In the days before the 2012 general election, we dispatched writers from around the country to attend houses of worship from California to Connecticut. They …

By The Editors

Essay

Is 2012 America’s “Catholic Moment?”

For many politicos and pundits, Mitt Romney’s ascendancy to the top of Republican presidential ticket has marked the high point—so far—of the much-hyped “Mormon Moment.” …

By David Gibson

States of the Union

Writers tell us stories about where they discovered religion and politics in their states.

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A French Teacher Lives Among the Cajuns.

By Max Perry Mueller

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