Religion and other special things

A review of A Brief Inquiry into the Meaning of Sin and Faith by John Rawls. Cornel West, Jurgen Habermas, Charles Taylor, and Judith Butler discuss "Rethinking Secularism: The Power of Religion in the Public Sphere" (and more). Jay Michaelson on how religion is actually spirituality. From PUP, the first chapter from Religious Experience Reconsidered: A Building-Block Approach to the Study of Religion and Other Special Things by Ann Taves. A review of The Faith Instinct: How Religion Evolved and Why It Endures by Nicholas Wade (and more on the evolution of the God gene). A review of Flickering Pixels: How Technology Shapes Your Faith by Shane Hipps. Sharon Begley on why religion may not be hard-wired. The ethics of being a theologian: The religion researcher is related to the theologian as the biologist is related to the frog in her lab. Mathew Iredale meets Bernard d’Espagnat, the winner of the £1million Templeton Prize. A review of Atheist Delusions: The Christian Revolution and Its Fashionable Enemies by David Bentley Hart. Atheists, it's time to stand up to Jesus: Civility has its uses, but atheists should not be afraid to mock faith to undermine religious power. Having lost the power of the gun in the West, apologists of religion have a new weapon: being offended. Is there an atheist schism, are there really two camps of non-believers? How to be agnostic: Mark Vernon argues against atheism and belief. Here's the complete text of Why I Believed: Reflections of a Former Missionary by Kenneth W. Daniels.