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‘How can a Muslim write about Jesus?’ The controversy over Reza Aslan’s ‘Zealot’

“You’re a Muslim, so why did you write a book about the founder of Christianity?” is the beginning question in … Continued

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Where Do We Put Tamerlan Tsarnaev?

Burying Tamerlan Tsarnaev is paradoxically an act of faith and hope, affirming that a connection exists between us all.

The ‘naked pope’ and Catholic outrage

Carsten Koall / Getty Images What does it mean when Catholics take offense? That, for me at any rate, is … Continued

In Texas schools, failing grade for Bible courses

Fifty years ago, the U.S. Supreme Court struck down as unconstitutional the devotional use of the Bible by public schools, … Continued

Lou Holtz gives Catholics a pep talk, encourages them to ‘come home’

Catholics! Get in the game! That’s the latest message from Catholics Come Home–a group that seeks to “evangelize inactive Catholics … Continued

Is this what a Catholic feminist looks like?

One of the clearest fault-lines in American Catholicism concerns the status of women. When American Catholics get angry at something, … Continued

Americans intrigued but wary still of Mormon beliefs

When Mormons call themselves “a peculiar people,” they mean it in the biblical sense — set aside by God, chosen. … Continued

Why do we love zombies?

John Minchillo AP Protesters from Occupy Wall Street march through New York’s financial district dressed as “corporate zombies” Monday, Oct. … Continued

Diwali: out of darkness, light

The Diwali is here. Diwali, or Deepavali (“row of lamps”) in Sanskrit, is the Hindu festival of lights that will … Continued

Atheists know more about religion than the religious

Why is anyone surprised at the findings of a new survey of American religious knowledge, released last week by the … Continued