Archives: December 2013

Essay

In Remembrance: Reading the Christmas Letters of Jean Bethke Elshtain (1941-2013)

This time of year is, for many, a season of hopefulness—of anticipation and celebration of joyous things to come. Yet, as the cards and letters …

By John D. Carlson

Essay

A Judge Weakened Utah’s Anti-Polygamy Law. What Does This Say About Sex, Race, and Religion?

Americans have always found polygamy fascinating, even entertaining. In the nineteenth century, Mormons were stock villains in a plethora of now mercifully forgotten Victorian novels. …

By Nathan B. Oman

Essay

An Evolving Mormon Church Finally Addresses a Racist Past

Last Friday, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS) made history by confronting its own history. For the first time, the LDS Church …

By Max Perry Mueller

Interview

The Intellectual Civil War within Evangelicalism: An Interview with Molly Worthen

Last month, Molly Worthen traveled to the John C. Danforth Center on Religion & Politics to take part in a symposium for the inaugural Danforth …

By Tiffany Stanley

States of the Union

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

Louisiana

A French Teacher Lives Among the Cajuns.

By Max Perry Mueller

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