C. Christine Fair (Georgetown), Neil A. Malhotra (Stanford), and Jacob N. Shapiro (Princeton): A Religion of Peace? Islam and Support for Political Violence. From Zenit, does conscience collide with papal teaching? Cardinal Newman offers well-founded answer; and an interview with Thomas D. Williams, author of The World As It Could Be: Catholic Social Thought for a New Generation. Jay Rubenstein on crusade vs. jihad: Which is worse? A review of Awakening Islam: The Politics of Religious Dissent in Contemporary Saudi Arabia by Stephane Lacroix. When is self-interest moral? Daniel Finn on a gap in Catholic social teaching. A review of Mohammed and Charlemagne Revisited: An Introduction to the History of a Controversy by Emmet Scott. Patrons and companions: When it comes to the saints, there are two extremes to avoid. A review of Catholicism in Social and Historical Contexts: An Introduction by Curt Cadorette. The vote is mightier than the sword: Islamist political parties are changing their tactics — the future battles will be won at the ballot box. Samuel Gregg on dissenting Catholics’ modernity problem. The introduction to Muhammad's Grave: Death Rites and the Making of Islamic Society by Leor Halevi. Church teaching has shifted away from damnation and now focuses on salvation — is that a good thing? A review of Shi’ism: A Religion of Protest by Hamid Dabashi. A review of The Crisis of Authority in Catholic Modernity. A review of Muhammad and the Believers: At the Origins of Islam by Fred Donner. A review of Why the West is Best: A Muslim Apostate's Defense of Liberal Democracy by Ibn Warraq. Andrea Fernandes on 15 patron saints for modern situations.

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