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In The Aftermath Of Las Vegas – “Ambitechnics”, Or Explaining Events That Defy Explanation (Jeff Appel And Benjamin Peters)

According to NPR’s Sarah McCammon, there are two reasons for seeking meaning in the aftermath of the devastating Las Vegas shooting. First, understanding the motivations of the gunman can help law enforcement officials prevent further attacks. This is altogether practical, necessary, and important. The second reason, however, is worthy of […]

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Bombs And Moms – DuBois’ Challenge To America’s Racist And Militarist Legacy (Roger Green)

On April 4, 2017, Harlem’s Riverside Baptist Church (along with Iliff School of Theology) hosted a 50th anniversary event to commemorate Martin Luther King Jr.’s “Beyond Vietnam” speech, written in large part by the late Dr. Vincent Harding.  “A Time to Break the Silence” was the subtitle of the original […]

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There Are Advantages To Knowing Your Limits In Making A Difference For Non-Tenure Track Colleagues (Russell McCutcheon)

The following is the fourth essay in a series on “the contingent campus”, or the problem of adjunctification and precarious academic employment. Late one night, in episode 5 of the first season of the television reboot of “Fargo,” a man who lives directly across the alley from the Duluth Police […]

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Court Decisions Over Psychedelic Tea For Native Americans Should Sensitize Us To The Question of What Is Meant By “Religion” (Roger Green)

In 2006 the United States Supreme court made an important ruling affecting religious groups using the psychedelic-based tea, ayahuasca, as sacrament. In Gonzales v. O Centro Espirita Beneficente Uniao do Vegetal, a New Mexican branch of the Brazilian UDV church, the court found that the U.S. government could not prove […]

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Announcing Political Theology 17.1

The editors of  Political Theology are pleased to announce that journal issue 17.1 is now available at journal’s homepage at Taylor and Francis Online: http://politicaltheology.com.  It includes articles by David E. DeCosse, Devin Singh, Benjamin T. Lynerd, Daniel A. Morris as well as a discussion of Derek Malone-France’s book, Faith, Fallibility, […]

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Reinhold Niebuhr’s Complex Legacy on Race — Scott Paeth

Scott Paeth authors the latest post in our Niebuhr symposium, co-hosted by the Niebuhr Society and occasioned by the Library of America’s recent publication of Reinhold Niebuhr: Major Works on Religion and Politics, edited by Elisabeth Sifton. The symposium is envisioned less as an exhaustive review of the collection than an exploration of its […]

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