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Obama, Islam, and a Clash of Theologies

Posted May 5, 2010 | 20:31:00 (EST)

In foreign policy, the George W. Bush era was the era of Samuel Huntington's thesis on the clash of civilizations. In an influential essay that became a book, Huntington argued that with the end of the Cold War, future conflicts would be fought between civilizations. The civilization he really worried...

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Religion Reloaded: A Changing Landscape

Posted March 23, 2010 | 14:06:00 (EST)

There's a student in my Introduction to Religion class at the University of Miami -- let's call him Eric -- who isn't Christian, Jewish, Buddhist, Hindu, or Muslim. In fact, he doesn't subscribe to any particular religion. But he's not an atheist or indifferent to things religious, either. Instead, he...

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