Mormons are in the familiar situation of being on the defensive theologically and politically. But they are also in terra incognita: they are viewed as leading the way in preserving family values.
Katherine Clay Bassard's book on the use of scripture by African-American women writers begins with Balaam's ass and the Song of Songs. One is compelled to keep reading.
We recently asked five Century contributors to reflect on the 9/11 attacks and the decade that followed. Centurysubscribers can also read the following highlights from our coverage in the weeks following the attacks.
On a journey through North America, my wife and I attended many churches. At one the pastor insisted repeatedly that "the meaning and purpose of life is to have a personal relationship with Jesus." The claim irked me.
When documentaries explore Christianity, they have little difficulty finding diverse manifestations of faith and practice. A global survey also reveals a surprising diversity when it comes to the content of the Bible.
Criticism of Rick Perry's religious beliefs has been dismissed as just the same old secularist paranoia. But this misses the significance of the New Apostolic Reformation.
In the midst of today's rancorous politics and the trivialization of religion in the public square, the death of Mark O. Hatfield calls to mind a different kind of political style and a different kind of Christian witness.
The new English translation of the Roman Catholic Order of Mass, mandated by the Vatican to be inaugurated this Advent, wounds not only many of my Catholic friends but also me.