Peter Manseau is the author of Songs for the Butcher's Daughter, Vows: The Story of a Priest, a Nun, and Their Son and, most recently, Rag and Bone: A Journey Among the World's Holy Dead. He founded Killing the Buddha with Jeff Sharlet, and the two wrote Killing the Buddha: A Heretic's Bible. Follow him on Twitter @petermanseau.
Recent Posts by Peter
A new book about GenX Christians shows just how god-damned happy they really are.
Night falls on the church of our fathers. Should we care? Should we pray?
Running low on enlightenment? Stock up at Colorado’s spiritual supermarket.
Crossing the Mason-Dixon to tour the battlefields and bathrooms that have shaped the nation’s soul.
Cassius Clay vs. Osama bin Laden: A fight for the American idea of Islam.
Transcending history is a tricky business, even for Elie Wiesel.
Islam takes on Buddhism in Afghanistan. A nervous art world attempts to referee. Buddha laughs.
From the Inferno to Paradise with a cannibal pilgrim.
Undercover in Brooklyn’s mosh pit of piety.
“Lecturing to a conference of American monastics, Dr. Luc Clement raises a femur above his head and waves it like a flashlight on a runway.”