Carol Zaleski is professor of world religions at Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts.
What's the difference between indulgence and respite? I'd like to ask St. Teresa.
Since Charles William Eliot's future is our past, it's easy for us to see where his prophecy missed the mark. But could we do better?
It's 2016 and the problem of evil is still unsolved. It's found a megaphone in Stephen Fry, who offers more rhetorical power than originality.
Each year I ask my students to devise arguments for God. They respond less like well diggers than like beachcombers, gathering bits of evidence.
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