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Pietism

Civil Religion and the False Virtue of Niceness in Crane's "Maggie: A Girl of the Streets"

Eric Simpson | Posted 04.28.2016 | Religion
Eric Simpson

Maggie is not a laugh riot, but funny more in a dark comedy kind of way, not because its filled with overt jokes, but as an early representative of dark humor and satire that reflects civil religion's substitution of false superficial virtues for real moral energies.

Become A Martyr For The Sake Of Love During Lent

Julie Clawson | Posted 04.23.2013 | Religion
Julie Clawson

Having Valentine's Day at the very start of Lent this year can be about more than just us feeling guilty about indulging during Lent, it can remind us that sacrificing ourselves for the sake of love is the greatest sacrifice of all.