Spirituality Redux: Recycling the Numinous

All Current Features

Americans may be getting less religious, but feelings of spirituality are on the rise: The growth of the unaffiliated population and their decreasing religiosity have been the main factors behind the emergence of a less religious public overall. But, interestingly, the rise in spirituality has been happening among both highly religious people and the religiously unaffiliated.

Art, Christianity, and Islam

Fine Arts

Of Course Religion: In this free-ranging interview, a Christian and a Muslim discuss their common ground of art and its capacity for changing us: “The average Christian no longer knows his own religion. His religious knowledge has trickled out as from a split-open bag. And so it happens that Navid has an advantage: he’s a […]

Religion and Evolutionary Psychology

Natural Sciences, Social Sciences

Why humans find it hard to do away with religion: A summary and critique of current explanations for religion from evolutionary psychology — “The belief that we live under some kind of supernatural guidance is not a relic of superstition that might some day be left behind but an evolutionary adaptation that goes with being human. […]

Authority: Says Who?

All Current Features

Authority, Given and Received: The nature, source, and role of authority is a theme every student needs to consider. This essay approaches the topic in terms of whether authority is conferred or is claimed. “Like most everything else, the question of authority comes down to an issue of theology proper. In the biblical perspective, all […]

Just War as Christian Discipline

Social Sciences

Taking War Captive: This CTQ article by Joel P. Meyer examines several views on the just war theories, including John Howard Yoder, Robert Benne, and Martin Luther, in an assessment of Daniel Bell’s book, Just War as a Christian Discipline (Brazos Press, 2009).  

The Virtue of Anger

Hating the Way Jesus Hates – Why more believers need the courage to get angry at sin: Students in psychology, literature. the neurosciences, political science and other disciplines may find this interview applicable to the proper role of affect in Christian vocation. Aristotle defines “inirascibility,” as a deficit in anger which means not being angry when you should […]

 
 
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