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Islam is not Enough: Why Religion Does Not Explain Everything in "the Middle East"
Teacher and scholar of religion at Kenyon College who speciali...
ISIS's Backwards 'Caliphate' Evokes Crusaders Over Caliphs
Lawyer, freelancer, writer
ISIS is a tragic foil. Despite its presumptuous claim to a "new caliphate," the group -- by punishing trifling deviation from its narrow Sunnism, by elevating theocracy over free thought -- exemplifies a mentality opposite that which fueled the caliphates of Islam's golden age.
Rethinking the Creeds - Do Christians Have to Believe All That Stuff?
Barbara Falconer Newhall
Author of the prize-winning "Wrestling with God: Stories of Do...
So powerful was the Christian belief in belief, that in some eras, heresy - incorrect belief - could get you burned at the stake. But now, according to Harvard professor and theologian Harvey Cox, the age-old Christian belief in belief is becoming a thing of the past: the Age of Belief is over.
Honor Crimes Are Cultural, Don't Blame Them On Muhammad
Nancy Graham Holm
As Muslims with progressive values slowly but surely take ascendancy over Deobandi and Wahabi puritan fundamentalism, honor-shame sub-cultures will disappear and with it, the sanctioned abuse of women.
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