Jonathan Pidluzny (Morehead State): How Religions Die: Alexis de Tocqueville on the Importance, Genesis and Decay of Otherworldly Concern. Ira C. Lupu (George Washington): Hobby Lobby and the Dubious Enterprise of Religious Exemptions. Capitalism’s war on Christianity: Elizabeth Stoker on how a “makers vs. takers” culture poisons our ethics. Fernando Alcantar reviews Caught in the Pulpit: Leaving Belief Behind by Daniel C. Dennett and Linda LaScola. Sam Kestenbaum interviews Jeff Sharlet, editor of Radiant Truths: Essential Dispatches, Reports, Confessions, and Other Essays on American Belief. Jeff Sharlet on the creation myth of 20th century fundamentalism. The seven signs you're in a cult: A former member of a tight-knit college prayer group describes his community's disintegration — and how one of its members ended up dead. Inside Mars Hill's massive meltdown: Stacey Solie on how narcissism, misogyny and Mark Driscoll's own troubled past led to the mega-church mass exodus his flock was too scared to talk about. Darcy Cohan on Richard Land vs. Russell Moore: The changing face of the Southern Baptist Convention. Rachel Tabachnick on the “libertarian Scaife” and his Religious Right legacy. Marc O. Degirolami reviews The Rise and Decline of American Religious Freedom by Steven D. Smith. Which religious groups do Americans view most negatively? Jessica Sparks investigates. America’s bias against atheists persists, two new reports show. There probably really are about one hundred million Americans who think that the Bible [in English] is the Word of God and should be taken literally, word for word — how can this possibly be? Geoffrey R. Stone on life in the most religious states. Louisiana scraps plans to make Bible the official state book.