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Roughgarden, who teaches biological sciences and geophysics at Stanford University, attempts to sort fact from fiction in the debate over evolution.

Beware of the scribes

Bart Ehrman’s Misquoting Jesus has caused something of a sensation. This is no small achievement for an introduction to New Testament textual criticism, a field known for writing that is dry and inaccessible to non-specialists.

Where God Was Born

Near the end of Where God Was Born, Bruce Feiler and his wife, Linda, are sitting in an obliterated Jewish cemetery in Hamadan, Iran, reading to each other from the book of Esther.

Healing in the History of Christianity

I accept religious healing as a real biological phenomenon, although one prey to pious exaggeration,” writes Amanda Porterfield, professor of religion at Florida State University.