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If Not Him, then Whom? Boston Marathon Bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev and the Death Penalty

If Not Him, then Whom? Boston Marathon Bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev and the Death Penalty

Anthony Santoro April 15, 2014 0

Anthony Santoro on vengeance, mercy, and the death penalty one year after the Boston Marathon . . .

I’m Sorry, Salman – By Adnan Sarwar

I’m Sorry, Salman – By Adnan Sarwar

Adnan Sarwar November 12, 2013 4

The night Adnan Sarwar apologized for the fatwa He’s here to talk about time spent . . .

Atheism 3.0? Alain de Botton’s “School of Life” and Transhumanism – By Michael Burdett

Atheism 3.0? Alain de Botton’s “School of Life” and Transhumanism – By Michael Burdett

Michael S. Burdett October 24, 2013 0

Michael Burdett on modern Atheism’s renewed interest in religion and the attraction of Transhumanism On . . .

The Slaughter to Come: Cormac McCarthy’s <i>The Counselor</i> – By Andrew Lanham

The Slaughter to Come: Cormac McCarthy’s The Counselor – By Andrew Lanham

Andrew Lanham October 23, 2013 7

Andrew Lanham reads McCarthy’s bleak oeuvre and, finally, finds hope Physicists hypothesize something called a . . .

Steelers Nation and the Seriously Religious Side of Football – By Arthur Remillard

Steelers Nation and the Seriously Religious Side of Football – By Arthur Remillard

Arthur Remillard August 28, 2013 3

Arthur Remillard on the religious devotion of football fans The Pittsburgh Steelers nearly broke Terry . . .

Sacred Silence: Marijuana, God’s Law, and Kentucky’s Cornbread Mafia – By James Higdon

Sacred Silence: Marijuana, God’s Law, and Kentucky’s Cornbread Mafia – By James Higdon

James Higdon August 14, 2013 3

James Higdon on the authority of the Church and the largest homegrown marijuana syndicate in American . . .

<i>Down in the Chapel: Religious Life in an American Prison</i>, by Joshua Dubler

Down in the Chapel: Religious Life in an American Prison, by Joshua Dubler

Joshua Dubler August 13, 2013 0

An excerpt from Dubler’s new book [This MRB exclusive is an excerpt from Joshua Dubler's Down . . .

The Marriage of Religion and Technology: Reading Apple’s Allegorical Advertising

The Marriage of Religion and Technology: Reading Apple’s Allegorical Advertising

Brett T. Robinson August 3, 2013 1

Brett T. Robinson explores the religious influences on Steve Jobs and how they shaped Apple . . .

Sterilizing the Bible

Sterilizing the Bible

Charles Halton July 31, 2013 13

Charles Halton reads Melissa Mohr’s Holy Sh*t: A Brief History of Swearing and questions modern . . .

The Havoc Freedom Wrought

The Havoc Freedom Wrought

David de Bruijn July 15, 2013 0

Opinion: David de Bruijn proposes a reconsideration of authoritarianism They that are discontented under monarchy . . .