Apr 13, 2016
More people, looser ties: Social life in the megachurch
Speech bearers: The divine in the human
The force of silence: Uneasy holiness in the Sinai desert
Dying in Oregon: A critical look at death with dignity
Rushing toward death? Assisted dying in the Netherlands
Even if increased equity were to involve a slightly smaller pie, the resulting social order may be preferred. When poverty declines, the social costs of poverty fall, and despair is replaced by hope.
Revelation, by Dennis Covington
Dennis Covington is famous for seeking faith in extreme places. Twenty years ago it was the snake-handling, poison-drinking Christians of southern Appalachia.
Theosis is mission’s starting point. Believers are called to “become” the gospel through participation in the divine life.
The faith of the Dones
The Dones aren’t leaving church because they’re burned out. They’ve hit so much bureaucracy that they seek more efficient venues.
History and Presence, by Robert A. Orsi
History of religion meets ethnography in this complex, intriguing account of Catholic devotional practices. Orsi, who teaches at Northwestern University, operates on several levels at once.
Honestly facing the conflict of self with self—and choosing words that reveal its particular manifestations in one life—is hard, hard work.