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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

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