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  • The Queen of the Sciences

    Our medieval ancestors understood theology to be the queen of the sciences. Her twin sister Sophia—the Greek word for...

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  • Between Atheism and Fundamentalism

    In jest I call myself “a recovering Unitarian.” I was raised believing that all religions are the same, so...

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  • The Neurosciences of Bar Mitzvah

    Attending a recent Bar Mitzvah ceremony, I was impressed, once again, by the wisdom of this ancient tribal initiation...

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  • The New Silent Majority

    When Thanksgiving dinner conversation drifts into religious dogma, here is the way I’ll respond, with a wink and a...

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  • Christmas: A Meditation

    The Christmas story is subversive, so we try to render it safe and saccharine. Contrast the idea of God...

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  • Nationalism, Terrorism, and Religion

    It has been my distinct privilege and pleasure to live in Sri Lanka these last eight months serving as...

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  • Leeches on the Road to Enlightenment

    No one warned me about the leeches. I arrived at Nilambe Buddhist Meditation Centre early on a Saturday morning...

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  • Eating Well Together

    Donna Haraway’s Companion Species Manifesto It was a rainy fall day in Pennsylvania farm country. I was assisting the...

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  • Entangled Narratives

    Competing Visions of the Good Life   Our first business will be to supervise the making of fables and...

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  • Evolution as Revelation

    A review of Thank God for Evolution:How the marriage of science and religion will transform your life, by Michael Dowd (2007)...

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  • Sleepless in Tehran

    2:00 AM. I woke up suddenly from a nightmare.1 It takes a few days to get over the jetlag. It...

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  • Beyond Intelligent Design

    The English theologian William Paley wrote an influential book in 1802 entitled Natural Theology: Evidences of the Existence and Attributes...

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  • Time Enough for Love: The Meaning of Life Extension

    How much time is enough?  One is tempted to apply John D. Rockefeller’s famous quip.  A reporter is reputed...

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  • Postmodernism: What One Can’t Know

    For The Teacher’s File, Zygon: Journal of Religion and Science, March, 1997. Abstract. This essay is an introduction to postmodernism and...

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