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Red State Religion: An Interview with Robert Wuthnow

Red State Religion: Faith and Politics in America’s Heartlandby Robert WuthnowPrinceton University Press, 2012 Robert Wuthnow is the Gerhard R. Andlinger ’52 Professor of Sociology …

By Alfredo Garcia

Review

When the Court Took on Prayer and the Bible in Public Schools

The Bible, the School, and the Constitution: The Clash That Shaped Modern Church-State Doctrine By Steven K. Green Oxford University Press, 2012 Today marks the 50th anniversary …

By Michael D. Waggoner

Report

The Changing Face of the Southern Baptist Convention

The Rev. Fred Luter held up his Bible and stomped his feet. It was Monday evening, and he stood on the stage of the convention …

By Ingrid Norton

Report

The Plight of Pagans in the Military

Stefani Barner likes to say she is married to the military. She lives in Eastpointe, Michigan, 10 miles from Selfridge Air National Guard Base, where …

By Jennifer Willis

Report

How Your View of God Shapes Your View of the Economy

In recent decades, “big tent” conservatism has seemed on the brink of collapse, its poles buckling under competing constituencies with “values” voters in one corner …

By Paul Froese

Excerpt

The Myth of the Black Church

My earliest ideas about African American religion and political struggle come from my first public memories as a child of the South of the late 1950s and 1960s.

By Barbara Dianne Savage

Essay

Obama and Jeremiah Wright: Why a Pulled Ad Does Not Mean a Dead Issue

In May, the Rev. Jeremiah Wright appeared resurrected from the ashes of the 2008 campaign. There was an uproar after The New York Times broke …

By Paul Harvey and Edward J. Blum

Review

What Psychology Teaches Us About Moral and Political Divides

The Righteous Mind: Why Good People Are Divided by Politics and ReligionBy Jonathan HaidtPantheon, 2012  Right after John Kerry’s devastating loss to George W. Bush …

By Jesse Singal

Report

The Lonely Life of American Atheists

There may be no “church” for the unbeliever, but there can at least be one big party. In late March, more than 10,000 people gathered …

By Alfredo Garcia

Review

Can Sex Sell Abstinence?

Making Chastity Sexy: The Rhetoric of Evangelical Abstinence Campaignsby Christine J. GardnerUniversity of California Press, 2011  When it comes to adolescent sexuality, more than the …

By Amy Frykholm

States of the Union

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

Ohio

An Atheist Finds (Some) Reasons to Believe in Her Old Church.

By Sarah Stankorb

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