Articles in philosophy & religion tagged with religion

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Elizabeth Shakman Hurd Nadia Marzouki

A proposed French bill says so. But, strictly speaking, there can be no such thing as blasphemy within the terms of secular public order.

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Carlos Fraenkel

A new book suggests that modern readers can still follow the path of reason that Spinoza traced to true well-being, but they might not want to.

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David Konstan

Anger’s history—along with the very fact that it has one—can shed light on the hypertrophied emotional climate of today.

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John Merrick

Pestilence and plague have often prompted waves of apocalyptic thinking, calling into question the steady march of progress in human history.

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Etan Nechin

Unlike most places in the world where people get buried where they lived, for over two millennia people have traveled from far and wide to die in Jerusalem. But now the city is running out of graves, and against the backdrop of the Israel–Palestine conflict, burial is often a political matter.

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James G. Chappel

Capitalism hasn’t disenchanted the world, a new book argues. Like a bad lover, it beguiles us into spiritual desolation—and only the most utopian politics will break its spell.

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Udi Greenberg

The political philosophy embraced by Germany’s leading party helped reunite Europe after World War II. Can it guide us safely away from today’s populism—or did it cause it?

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Kim Phillips-Fein

Oil’s grip on U.S. society is as much religious as economic, a new history shows.

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Ben Goossen

Ingrid Rimland was a pioneering voice of the neo-Nazi Internet. She was also raised Mennonite, a peaceful religion with a long history of celebrating white “ethnic” identity.

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James G. Chappel

In a new book, philosopher Martin Hägglund argues that only atheists are truly committed to improving our world. But people of faith and socialists have more in common than he thinks.