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T.M. Luhrmann

All the Things that Matter Most: On Jeff Kelly Lowenstein's Marvelous New Book

Danny Postel | Posted 04.11.2016 | Home
Danny Postel

I was deeply honored when Jeff Kelly Lowenstein -- an award-winning journalist, former president of the Ochberg Society for Trauma Journalism, educato...

Cities and Art That Bring Us to Tears

Edward Goldman | Posted 05.26.2016 | Arts
Edward Goldman

So, Memorial Day is over. But, some memories continue to linger. I keep thinking about an intriguing article I read in yesterday's New York Times op-ed section by T.M. Luhrmann, which asks the question, "What gives certain places their extraordinary power to move people so deeply?"

Religious and Psychological Influences on Dream Recall

Kelly Bulkeley, Ph.D. | Posted 08.02.2014 | Healthy Living
Kelly Bulkeley, Ph.D.

The anthropologist Tanya Luhrmann wrote a New York Times op-ed recently about all of my favorite topics: dreams, sleep, religion, psychology, culture, and science. I wrote a letter in response, focusing on the religious studies angle of her argument. There's an intriguing psychological angle, too: a great deal of research shows that people's attitudes about dreams can have a direct impact on the their dream recall frequency.

Doubt Is The Heart Of Belief

Rabbi Eric H. Yoffie | Posted 08.10.2013 | Religion
Rabbi Eric H. Yoffie

Doubt does not undermine belief. It is central to belief, an indispensable part of accepting God and the mandates of a religious tradition. Even fervent believers have doubts -- lots of them.

WATCH: Professor Defends Research Showing Health Benefits Of Church

Posted 05.17.2013 | Religion

T.M. Luhrmann wrote an op-ed for the New York Times last month titled The Benefits of Church in which she asserted that going to church can add two or...