Tag Archives: religion and politics

Misreading Bosnia: Genocide and the Muslim “Other”

On my first trip to Bosnia-Herzegovina, in 2004, a university professor from Sarajevo — a survivor of the Serbs’ relentless siege — asked a devastating question: What other European capital would have been left besieged for so long? As in … Continue reading

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On Mitt Romney and Napoleon Dynamite: The Long “Mormon Moment”

Religion and American Culture has just published my article “The Death of Mormon Separatism in American Universities, 1877-1896.” You can check it out electronically here (full text) or on JSTOR (sign-in required for access to full text). This one’s been … Continue reading

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Giving the Devil His Due

This is a piece I am preparing for distribution on the blog of The American Society of Church History: Just in time for Mother’s Day, a bit of commentary on a very recent moment in church history, and something for … Continue reading

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Religion and the Republican Candidates: Pulse Check

This summer I’ve been treating myself to the first season of “Friday Night Lights” on DVD, thanks to a gift from my brother, Erik, an English professor at Grinnell College. Maybe he’ll blog someday about the elements of Shakespearean tragedy … Continue reading

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