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Review: Saeculum

Markus, R. A. Saeculum.

Markus offers a reading of Augustine’s deconstruction of previous metanarratives. Markus gives a particularly lucid account of key terminology and moves Augustine made. 582 more words

Book Review

True Religious Extremism: A Response to Giles Fraser

Giles Fraser recently published a short opinion piece at the Guardian arguing that the problem with religiously-motivated terrorism is not that such terrorists–like the man who… 1,417 more words


Citizens of Nowhere: A Plea for a ‘Red Tory’ Synthesis

As this year shuffles towards its end, I keep on returning to Teresa May’s controversial comments back in September that:“If you believe you’re a citizen of the world, you’re a citizen of nowhere. 1,940 more words


Christians and Politics

Aristotle Papanikolaou, The Mystical as Political: Democracy and Non-Radical Orthodoxy. Notre Dame, IN: University of Notre Dame Press, 2012.

Talking about a ‘Christian’ approach to politics is difficult because the Bible was written centuries ago, by people with a wide variety of political beliefs and living under regimes that bore little resemblance to anything we have today. 1,182 more words

My left-wing heresy, or, how I fell for the ‘bad guys’ of political theory

Written in the epigraph to his 1972 book Atheism in Christianity, Ernst Bloch quotes St. Augustine:

“the best thing about religion is it makes for heretics”.

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Divided By Faith (Emerson & Smith)

Michael O. Emerson & Christian Smith, Divided By Faith: Evangelical Religion and the Problem of Race in America

New York: Oxford University Press, 2001

This post was written by my friend, Jared Poole. 1,871 more words