From the Journal of World Christianity, a special issue (reg. req.) on the Cambridge Dictionary of Christianity. Across the globe, a new form of religiosity is transforming the spiritual and secular landscape — Evangelical Christianity, Islamic fundamentalism, and many other modern religions, Olivier Roy argues, are no longer tied to a particular culture or location. Nathan Schneider on why the world needs religious studies. From IHE, Gregory Kalscheur on a key task for Catholic higher ed: It's time to focus on revitalizing an important intellectual tradition, not just debating which speakers shouldn't appear on campuses; and Scott McLemee reviews The Anointed: Evangelical Truth in a Secular Age by Randall J. Stephens and Karl W. Giberson. Alan Jacobs on Christianity and the future of the book. The Book of Books: Marilynne Robinson on what literature owes the Bible. The most insanely violent cartoon ever is about the Bible. From TED, Alain De Bottom on Atheism 2.0 A review of The Atheist’s Guide to Reality: Enjoying Life Without Illusions by Alex Rosenberg. Massimo Pigliucci on the goals of atheist activism. A look at 4 things both atheists and believers need to stop saying.

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