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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

Editor’s Note

What War on Religion?

In July of 1844, word reached New York that Joseph Smith Jr., founder of the LDS Church, had been murdered by a mob in Illinois. …

By Tiffany Stanley

Editor’s Note

What Can We Learn from UVA?

The forced resignation of University of Virginia President Teresa Sullivan, announced June 10, did not go as planned. Pushed out by a faction of the …

By Marie Griffith