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Laborde, "Liberalism's Religion"

This seems to be a book not about liberalism as a kind of religion (or as valuing a particular kind of religion), but instead about what liberalism–particularly the secular liberalism of the kind championed by the author–ought to do with religion in today’s day and age. 334 more words

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Benne, "Keeping the Soul in Christian Higher Education"

Here is another entry in new books about Christianity and the American university, but this time with a historical (as well as Lutheran) orientation: Keeping the Soul in Christian Higher Education: A History of Roanoke College… 145 more words

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Roche, "Realizing the Distinctive University"

As the new academic year begins, I am reminded of something from Pope John Paul II’s important and learned Apostolic Letter, Ex Corde Ecclesiae, concerning the nature of Catholic universities: “Without in any way neglecting the acquisition of useful knowledge, a Catholic University is distinguished by its free search for the whole truth about nature, man and God.” I am therefore looking forward to reading… 312 more words

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Nuovo, "John Locke: The Philosopher as Christian Virtuoso"

There are few more influential philosophers than John Locke on the American founding, and in particular on the distinctively American understanding of the separation of religion and government. 211 more words

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Forrestal, "Vincent de Paul, the Lazarist Mission, and French Catholic Reform"

A point of personal privilege in this listing: St. John’s University is a “Vincentian” university, which means that it shares and extends the mission of the seventeenth century French priest St. 351 more words

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"Law, Religion, and Health in the United States" (Lynch, Cohen, and Sepper eds.)

The last few years have seen an explosion of conflicts between the claims of religious freedom and those of health–from physical health to mental health to broader understandings of psychic and other forms of well-being. 211 more words

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Moss & Baden, "Bible Nation: The United States of Hobby Lobby"

From Candida Moss, the author of a book about how Christian persecution in the early years of Christianity was largely made up (or, at any rate grossly overblown), comes a new… 332 more words

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