A dedicated religious nonbeliever tries to make sense of recurring, “strange” episodes of altered consciousness in her life, episodes similar to those of believers.
To know you need help that you cannot somehow conjure up through your own power frees you. You have to turn from yourself to something outside yourself.
A decade ago, who would have guessed that controversies about male circumcision would roil European countries and achieve resonance in the United States?
The term “contemplative life" is one that is much mistreated. It is more often used than defined, and that is why arguments about the respective merits...
The poet discusses "accidental theologies," Gerard Manley Hopkins, faith in literature, and what it's like no longer being the editor of Poetry magazine.
The most profound experience of art, or of worship, or of serious desire, involves us in something that is not limited by our own perception.
That the death of God involves the death of Man is Christian doctrine, a fact of which Nietzsche seems not to have been aware.
Many artists and writers, not necessarily religious, speak of the influence of religious language on their work.
An exclusive excerpt from Elizabeth A. Johnson's forthcoming book, 'Ask the Beasts: Darwin and the God of Love.'
Karen Kilby, Luke Timothy Johnson, and Bernard G. Prusak reassess Terrence Malick's 'The Tree of Life.'
Many of us have adapted to our consumer culture—a culture in which affluence is morally innocent or even commendable. “More” is taken to be a universal aspiration.