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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

What Does Shari’a Really Mean?

In August, Representative Joe Walsh spoke to constituents at a town hall meeting in Elk Grove, Illinois, about radical Islam, noting, “It’s in Addison. It’s …

By Krystina Friedlander

Review

Can Political Theology Save Secularism?

Religion for Atheists: A Non-Believer’s Guide to the Uses of ReligionBy Alain de BottonPantheon Books, 2012. The Faith of the Faithless: Experiments in Political TheologyBy …

By David Sessions

Editor’s Note

A Status Update

Recently, Religion & Politics reached a milestone. Sometime after the start of the RNC in Tampa, and before the conclusion of the DNC in Charlotte, …

By Tiffany Stanley

The Table

Ryan Speaks the Language of “Faithful Catholics”

“Paul Ryan’s Catholic Problem.” “Catholics for Ryan.” “Representative Ryan’s Ayn Rand Problem.” “Congressman Ryan Denounces Ayn Rand’s Ideology.” “Ryan’s a Packers Fan?” “Paul’s Favorite iTunes …

By R.J. Moeller