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Bartholomew’s Picnic

Eastern Christian Orthodoxy deserves better than to be used a prop by Putin’s regime.

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Yazidis, Hell, and its Abolition

The Yazidi version of Satan relates in a curious way to a serious Christian tradition about hell and its abolition.

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Religion, Education and Entertainment

Can religion be presented in an objective and theologically neutral way, be it for educational or entertainment purposes?

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Day of the Tyrants?

As democratic progress stalls around the world, what is required on both sides of the Atlantic is the emergence of political leaders who are both hard-nosed and morally responsible. If only one could advertise!

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Lessons of Orlando?

One does not have to be a postmodern theorist to debunk most of the “narratives” that have emerged in the wake of the June 12 massacre.

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Women in Shorts Studying Talmud

It is possible to approach the Talmud without affirming the truth claims it implies. However, to do so has a price—the loss of its deepest meaning.

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New Atheists or Latter-Day Jacobins?

Both latter-day Jacobins and “godders” may agree on the facts, but will have opposite views on what should be done about the alleged facts.

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Where Are the Good Guys?

In the words of a great writer, admirable actions may be another sign “that God has not given up on humanity”.

A Mixed Bag
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Religious Hybrids

No matter what your faith or lack of it, the study of religion is an intellectually fascinating project. Take the hybrids, for example…

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Beheadings and Transgender Bathrooms

As in virtually all items that have become issues in the culture war, protagonists on both sides are absolutely convinced of the rightness of their ideology and the wickedness of anyone who doubts this.

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After the Coup

Turkish government inciting action against Gulenists across the Turkish European diaspora.

Ready for a Rebound?

Some Texas shale fields can now compete with the Saudis on cost.

From the Archives

This brilliant essay from the TAI archive couldn’t be more timely.

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The Euro's Eternal Crisis

European commission waives fine on Spain, Portugal for breaching euro rules.


The Democratic nominee deserves credit for challenging the typical Boomer-progressive consensus on this issue.

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