How to talk to God

Brian Leiter (Chicago): Foundations of Religious Liberty: Toleration or Respect? A review of In Defense of Religious Liberty by David Novak. A review of The Role of Religion in Modern Societies. A review of The Future of Faith by Harvey Cox. An interview with Terry Eagleton, author of Reason, Faith, and Revolution: Reflections on the God Debate. More on God Is Back by John Micklethwait and Adrian Wooldridge. From Killing the Buddha, Alex Rose on Saint Hildegard and the science of religious experience; postcards from my chastity pledge: Hell is other people’s multi-faith neighborhoods; and icons of the new evangelicalism: Why all the little beards? A review of Believer, Beware: First-Person Dispatches from the Margins of Faith. To gain faith, or lose it, are curiously similar experiences; but what are they like? The proof industry: When modern-day debaters on belief use ancient proofs in their arguments, it's often to make a point they weren't meant to serve. The art of certainty: We need to teach children faith first before they can learn to doubt, says Roger Scruton (in his response to Danny Postel). By their works shall ye know them: People of faith have rejected the benefits of an open mind and, perhaps through choice, are destined to repeat their bloody pasts. More on In Praise of Doubt by Peter Berger and Anton Zijderveld. The right way to pray: Americans aren’t sure they know how to talk to God; fortunately, there is plenty of instruction available. Here's the blog of the funniest book about why your religion is false.