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Remember That the Devil Is Quite A Gentleman

There’s a long history of calling people the devil. It doesn’t usually turn out well.

Killing the Buddha

“Are you a homosexual?”

John Stoehr, our friend at the New Haven Advocate, has a new article about independent Catholics, both radical and reactionary. It begins with the story of Rev. Shawn Smith: [T]he day he asked to enter the seminary was essentially his last day as a Roman Catholic. It changed the course of Smith’s life and it…

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Heresy Is a Cradle

Anne Hutchinson’s “No in Thunder.”

"Job Rebuked by His Friends" by William Blake, 1805-6.

The Heretical Imperative

A new book probes the modern meaning of ancient heresy.

Shoah Memorial,  Jerusalem

Revising Night: Elie Wiesel and the Hazards of Holocaust Theology

Editors’ note: This essay was first published in April 2001, long before Oprah’s Book Club chose Night as its latest selection. Yet especially in light of doubts concerning the reliability of Oprah’s previous pick, the question raised here remains relevant: In making the Holocaust a matter of theological concern, does Elie Wiesel’s classic memoir court historical revisionism?

"I’ve never had a student fail with me,” he said. "But with you something is different."

Dreading the Buzzer

A tale of God, lies and audiotape.

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Drinking in Tongues

In Sudan, a wayward youth faces the wrath of Mom, Dad, and Allah.

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Sex, Shoes, and California Zen

Growing pains and hanky panky at the San Francisco Zen Center.

Detail of Renee Cox, in The Pieta, by Renee Cox

Yo Mama’s Orthodoxy

The mayor, the artist, and the sacred faith of the elite.