Science

Essay

Hobby Lobby, Wheaton College, and a New Religious Order

Two weeks ago, the Supreme Court handed down its much-awaited decision in Hobby Lobby, holding that closely held business corporations are “persons” endowed with religious …

By Sarah Barringer Gordon and Nomi Stolzenberg

Essay

What the Show Cosmos Gets Wrong about Religion—and Science

In its third episode, titled “When Knowledge Conquered Fear,” the new Cosmos reboot, hosted by astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson, tells the story of the discovery …

By Elizabeth Yale

The States Project

Maine: A Spiritual Frontier Opens for Business

A Spiritual Frontier Opens for Business.

By Brook Wilensky-Lanford

Review

Darwin, Hitler, and the Hijacking of Evolutionary Theory

Was Hitler a Darwinian? Disputed Questions in the History of Evolutionary Theory By Robert J. RichardsThe University of Chicago Press, 2013  Biology is not ideology. But with evolution, …

By Michael Schulson

Interview

Technology, Memory, and Jewish History: An Interview with Novelist Dara Horn

What are the proper limits of technology in our personal lives? Dara Horn’s new novel, A Guide for the Perplexed, takes up this question as …

By Rachel Gordan

Essay

Texas Textbooks: A Case Study for Creationism’s Staying Power

The Texas textbook wars have finally yielded a win for the Enlightenment. In November, the state school board delayed final approval of a biology textbook …

By Molly Worthen

The Table

We Must Teach about Religion in High Schools

In September, Hendersonville High School in Hendersonville, Tennessee, made national news when it suspended field trips to religious sites as part of an elective class …

By Joseph Laycock

The Table

To Teach or Not to Teach?

The question of whether religion should be taught in public schools has been debated at length. In theory, since the Supreme Court explained that we …

By Cynthia N. Dunbar

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

Essay

Radical Mission: What is Aish HaTorah Trying to Teach Young Jews?

On my first visit to Jerusalem, in the summer of 2011, I asked an ultra-Orthodox Jew for directions to the nearest ritual bath. The man …

By Michael Schulson

States of the Union

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

Maine

A Spiritual Frontier Opens for Business.

By Brook Wilensky-Lanford

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THE TABLE

A setting to debate the issues of the day.

Should we teach religion in public schools? And if so, how?

How Should We Teach the Bible in Public Schools?

By Mark A. Chancey

The Dangers of Religious Instruction in Public Schools

By Annie Laurie Gaylor

We Must Teach about Religion in High Schools

By Joseph Laycock

To Teach or Not to Teach?

By Cynthia N. Dunbar

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