Martin Marty

Stories by Martin Marty
Measuring religious representation on the court

Score-keepers readying themselves for the forthcoming summer’s Armageddon-level Senate debates over the next Supreme Court appointment find plenty of skirmishing … Continued

Listening to Hebrew prophets or false prophets?

(Originally published in Sightings) Are 68.1 million Americans connected with a Communist front movement? Yes, if they are Roman Catholic. … Continued

Good heavens, and bad ones

Q:What is your vision of heaven? What images – from Scripture, tradition, culture or your personal experience – best describe … Continued

Many kinds of faith, many kinds of doubt

Non-believing clergy should be “moved out,” but there are other forms of doubt in the pulpit to consider.

U.S. foreign policy has “got religion’ — accidentally

Q: The Chicago Council on Global Affairs is recommending that the U.S. government develop a strategy to make religion ‘integral’ … Continued

Christians are being persecuted, but not here

Christians, who through the centuries have often been persecutors, in our time often are persecutees. Those of us who try … Continued

Jimmy Carter and the Elders

Two years ago last weekend in Johannesburg, South Africa, twelve senior statespersons met to form a group called, yes, the … Continued

Clergy Don’t Marry Anyone

New Hampshire became the sixth state to let gay couples wed. The new law was approved after revisions exempted members … Continued

Not Muslim or Anti-Muslim, Christian or Anti-Christian

What’s your reaction to President Obama’s recent statements to the Muslim world that “the United States is not, and never … Continued

Brothers’ and Sisters’ Keepers?

We hear angry barking: let the dumb and rapacious fools who got in over their heads financially sink all the … Continued