Glenn A. Moots (Northwood): The Protestant Roots of American Civil Religion. Darren E. Grem (Emory): The World of Chick-Fil-A and the Business of Sunbelt Evangelicalism. David L. Schindler (CUA): America's Technological Ontology and the Gift of the Given. From CrossCurrents, James W. Perkinson (ETS): Theology After Obama — What Does Race Have to Do With It? A Racial Prolegomenon to American Theological Production in the Twenty-first Century; and Gary Dorrien (UTS): What Kind of Country? Economic Crisis, the Obama Presidency, the Politics of Loathing, and the Common Good. The Reformed Journal bridged the ethno-religious subculture of Dutch-Calvinist America and the wider academy. The Family International (TFI), a controversial Christian movement known for once using sexual favors to win converts, has launched significant reforms that have stunned cult watchers and followers alike. Does suburbia hurt Christianity? Matt Cochran on how life in the suburbs may blur a true picture of community. Paul Kengor reviews The Man in the Middle: An Inside Account of Faith and Politics in the George W. Bush Era by Timothy S. Goeglein.
Murray S. Y. Bessette (Morehead State): On the Genesis and Nature of Judicial Power. From Anthurium, a special issue on New Work in Caribbean Literary and Cultural Studies. From New York, a cover story on three centuries of New York scandals. The Financial Guns of August: Is it too late to stop Europe's impending economic disaster? John Quiggin wonders. From Krugmania to Draghia: Five ways to save the euro zone. Most economists are not Hegelians, which needless to say is part of their charm: Gary Jason on a new wrinkle on public choice theory. From Air Force magazine, Dik Daso on The Red Baron: More than 100 pilots surpassed Manfred von Richthofen’s kill total, but none earned his fame or notoriety; and the Scourge of the Zeppelins: For almost two years, British airmen were unable to stop the German airships as they bombed England with impunity. A review of The U.S. Senate: From Deliberation to Dysfunction. A review of Flagrant Conduct: The Story of Lawrence v. Texas by Dale Carpenter. PBS zooms in on "The Culture of Reddit". Grooming the globe: Helene Barthelemy on exporting political consultancy.
A new issue of Aestimatio: Critical Reviews in the History of Science is out. Fulvio Mazzocchi (CNR): The Limits of Reductionism in Biology: What Alternatives? A review of Paradox: The Nine Greatest Enigmas in Physics by Jim Al-Khalili. Just when we thought those pesky scientists had stopped messing with the Periodic Table, the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry goes and ratifies another two, livermorium and flerovium. Here are 20 things you didn't know about the Periodic Table. To infinity and beyond: Timothy McGettigan on new frontiers in the science wars. We need to cast off our biological blinkers in the search for life beyond Earth and turn to physics, says cosmologist Charley Lineweaver. A review of Our Magnetic Earth: The Science of Geomagnetism by Ronald Merrill. Massimo Pigliucci on Universal Darwinism and the alleged reduction of biology to chemistry. The entire history of the observable universe, all 13.7 billion years of it, has been for the first time successfully modeled by six scientists using a French supercomputer. A review of The End of Discovery by Russell Stannard.