On the role of religion

Joseph Bulbulia (VUW): Spreading Order: Religion, Cooperative Niche Construction, and Risky Coordination Problems. Marie von der Lippe (Stavanger): Reality Can Bite: Perspectives of Young People on the Role of Religion in Their World. From the Journal for Cultural and Religious Theory, John D. Caputo (Syracuse): The Return of Anti-Religion: From Radical Atheism to Radical Theology; and a review of The Death of God: An Investigation into the History of the Western Concept of God by Frederiek Depoortere. From the Journal of Religion and Society, Ronald A. Simkins (Creighton): Biblical Studies as a Secular Discipline: The Role of Faith and Theology; and Louis Ernesto Mora (PPC) and Wilson McDermut (St. John's): Religious Fundamentalism and How it Relates to Personality, Irrational Thinking, and Defense Mechanisms. Can a religion survive being stripped of its superstitions? An interview with Alex Rosenberg, author of The Atheist’s Guide to Reality: Enjoying Life Without Illusions. A review of Religion for Atheists by Alain de Botton (and more). Physics as metaphysics: Is there a quantum spirituality?