Religion in Today's World

Theological and Ethical Reflections

Note:  Most of the titles below are currently viewable, in their original form, on this website. One hundred and twenty of these titles (although in an edited and sometimes altered form) were published in print as: Views from a Hermitage: Reflections on Religion in Today’s World (first published by Lexington Books division of Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, in 2008) but now available, in an expanded form, as an Amazon Kindle edition. A few more recent articles, beginning with that dated 13-05-30, have also appeared as blog entries in the religion section of Huffington Post.

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Introduction to this series

Year-Month-Day & Subject

 

15-12-23     More Mixed News from the Middle East

15-12-10     Confessions of a Gun-Nut

15-09-14     Mass Migration

15-04-14     War and Genocide

15-04-04     Same Sex Marriage?

15-02-11     Faith and/or Works?

15-01-18     A Great Religion Gone Wrong?

14-10-30     A New Enlightenment?

14-10-20     Mixed Signals from Rome

14-04-15     Was Jesus Married?

14-04-09     Searching for God?     

14-02-16     Charity ΰ la carte

14-01-28     Religious Idealism and Worldly Realities, Part II

14-01-14     Religious Idealism and Worldly Realities

13-12-14     The Pope and the Economic Order

13-11-12     When Disaster Strikes (II)

13-10-11     Israel-Palestine: One Country or Two States?

13-10-08     Religion or Spirituality: “Soul-Saving” or “Soul-Growing”?

13-09-05     Punishing Assad

13-07-09     Egypt, Religion, and the Dilemmas of Democracy

13-06-25     A Sign of Things To Come?

13-05-30     Atheists: Saved or Damned?

13-05-02     Offshore Cheating

13-04-17     Religion, Secularity, and Suicide

13-02-22     After Newtown

13-02-15     Same Sex Marriage

13-02-11    The Pope’s Resignation

13-01-30    Can Drone Warfare Be Justified?

13-01-12    Is Spirituality Dangerous?

12-06-24    Craziness or Criminality?

12-04-11    The Straw God of Atheism

12-03-30    Atonement, the Cross, & Resurrection

12-03-20    The Syrian Slaughter and Baathist Dictatorships

12-01-08    L-Theory

12-01-03    Epiphany and the Image of God

11-12-18    Christopher Hitchens, RIP

11-11-03   Heavenly Rewards

11-09-07   Religion & 9/11 Ten Years After

11-08-07   Miracles

11-06-29   Love, Hope, and Faith  

11-06-22   Somethingism

11-05-03   Osama Dead or Alive?

11-04-20   Can God Suffer?

11-03-22         World Democracy?

11-03-16     Unions and the Church

11-03-03  The Temptations of Christ

11-02-13     Democracy in the Muslim World

11-01-22     Egypt’s Christians

11-01-11     Limits to Liberty

10-12-27     Epiphany

10-09-24  Hawking’s “Grand Design”

10-08-24  Obama and the Muslim World

10-08-10  Religion and the Denial of Death

10-07-31  Anne Rice, Christ, & Christianity

10-07-29  Slander & Free Speech

10-07-25  Memory & Eternal Life

10-07-17  Women Priests?

10-07-09  Climate Change & Future of Humanity

10-06-16  The Pope’s Bedevilment

10-06-04  Decision

10-05-15  Disgust, Dismay, & Genuine Reform

10-05-02  What the Pope Should Do

10-04-20  The Church & Sexuality

10-03-27  Cain’s Curse

10-03-17  Clerical Celibacy?

10-03-10  Boycott Israel?

10-01-28  Obama, Socialism, & Christianity

10-01-22  Religion and World Peace

10-01-20  Haiti and a Greater Good?

10-01-16  Haiti and the Limits to Growth

10-01-09  Adaptation and Climate Change

09-12-30  Ex-Catholics

09-12-17  Just Cause = Just War?

09-11-28  Pro-Life & Pro-Choice

09-11-27  Hope & Faith

09-11-26  Death Panels & Original Sin 

09-10-16  Statistics

09-09-11  Postponement

09-09-22  Dawkins and the Existence of God

09-08-01  Christians and Health Care Reform

09-07-27  Death Wishes

09-06-09  Our Daily Bread

09-05-09  Christians & Torture

09-04-22  Evidence & Belief

09-04-09  The Death of God

09-04-04   Afghanistan & Our Chances of Success

09-03-29   The Church and Witchcraft

09-03-18   Living Old

09-03-14   Evolution in Rome

09-02-22   Facing Facts

09-02-04   Bishop Williamson and the Pope

08-10-29   The Perfect vs. the Possible

08-10-23   Obama. McCain, and Freedom of Choice

08-10-21    The Faith and Finance

08-10-13    The Limits of Power

08-09-22    Greed and Capitalism

08-08-22   The Pope and the Environment

08-06-12    Is Christ God?

08-05-20   The Shadow Side of God

08-05-16   Food and Oil

08-05-08   Voting Dilemmas

08-03-22   Witnesses to the Resurrection

08-03-20    Race and Religion

08-03-10   Miracles

08-03-02   The Pew Forum Report on Religion

08-02-23   Presidential Beliefs    

07-12-25   The Annapolis Initiative

07-12-21   The Incarnation Revisited 

07-12-10   The Creeds as Symbols of Faith

07-11-21   The Church and Change

07-10-16   The U.S., Iran, and CUFI 

07-09-29   In Search of a Logical Faith

07-09-23   Ultima Pangea

07-09-03   Mother Teresa’s Doubts

07-08-25   Universal Health Care: A Basic Human Right?

07-08-23   The Secret of Sanctity

07-08-12   Time, Memory, and Meaning

07-08-08   The Earth and Humanity

07-08-03   Gnostics and Gnosticism

07-07-28   Environmental Escapism

07-07-17   Pope Benedict and the True Church

07-07-13   Facing the Future

07-07-09   Infidel?

07-06-16   Limbo

07-05-25   Atheism on the Rebound? 

07-05-13   Faith Stages

07-05-10   Latin American Abortion Politics

07-04-29   Tragedy at Virginia Tech

07-04-03   Puzzling Parallels: Buddhism and Christianity 

07-03-30   Literalism & Symbolism

07-03-04   The Tomb of Jesus and the Body of Christ

07-02-28   Global Warming and Population Growth

07-02-17   Population and Pollution

07-01-23— The Polish Compromise

07-01-16   Capital Punishment

07-01-12   Questions Regarding the Troop "Surge" in Iraq

07-01-02—The Trial and Execution of Saddam Hussein

06-12-19—Bethlehem and Beyond

06-12-09—The Knowledge of Christ

06-12-03—The End of Time

06-11-08—Discrimination: Michigan's Proposition 06-2

06-11-06—Religion, Sex and Politics

06-10-29—God's Substitutes

06-10-28   Terrorism

06-10-20—Pascal’s “Wager” Revisited

06-10-12—Christians and Global Warming

06-10-10—Amish Forgiveness

06-09-27  Inventing Christ

06-09-26—Regensburg: Did the Pope Misspeak?

06-09-12—Make Believe: Faith According to C.S. Lewis*

06-09-11   Five Years After

06-09-09—Hero or Hypocrite? Rousseau’s Vicar of Savoy

06-09-06   Embryonic Stem Cell Research

06-08-26—Slippery Slopes: Abortion and Stem Cell Research

06-08-19—Essential Christianity

06-08-18—The Kerygma according to Barnabas

06-08-02 —Symbolism vs. Literalism

06-07-31 —War Crimes

06-07-28 —World War III?

06-07-23 —The Trinity for Monotheists

06-07-21 —Apocalypse Now?

06-07-18 —Retaliation

06-06-13 —Remembering the Alamo

06-05-29 —Immigrants

06-04-10 —The Gospel of Judas

06-04-01 — Can Islam Change?

06-03-25 —The Trial of Abdul Rahman

06-03-15 —Iraq: Vietnam in Retrospect?

06-02-28 —The Sunni vs. Shiite Division

06-02-24 —The Original Mistake

06-02-10 —Conquest

06-02-07 —Muslim Outrage

06-02-04 —Oneness or a Theory of Everything

06-01-29 —Did Jesus Have Faith?

06-01-25 —Ecclesiastical Obesity

06-01-24 —Albert Schweitzer’s Radical Christianity

06-01-21 —Holy Indifference

06-01-14 —Instinct and Reason

06-01-05 —Catholic Disbelief

06-01-03 —The Supreme Court and Judge Samuel Alito

05-12-25 —Crib vs. Cross

05-12-21 —The Relatively Poor and Absolute Poverty

05-12-18 —Cooked Books? 

05-12-13 —Confession

05-12-12 —The Occupation of Iraq

05-12-03 —Gay Priests

05-11-06 —Religion and Society

05-11-01 —Religious Perversion

05-10-31 —All Souls

05-10-02 —Dogma

05-09-17 —Lifeline

05-09-15 —Reflections on Hurricane Katrina

05-08-20 —Responsibility

05-08-19 —This I Believe

05-08-18 —Gaza

05-08-14 —Parables

05-07-11 —Intelligent Design

05-07-02 —Patriotism and Religion

05-06-20 —Disgraced

05-06-11 —The Quest for Meaning

05-06-04 —Is the Roman Church Catholic?

05-04-05 —Divisions

05-04-04 —Catholicism or Papalism?

05-04-02 —Pope John Paul II

05-03-31 —The Life Cult

05-03-27 —Easter 2005

05-03-25 —The Schiavo Case

05-03-21 —Darfur

05-03-05 —Spiritual Blindness

05-03-02   Christian Unity

04-11-20 —Wars and Fears

04-11-15 —Is There a God Gene?

04-11-12 —Religion & Nature

04-11-04 —The Interpretation of Scripture

04-11-03 —Moral Values

04-11-01 —Three Facts and a Corollary

04-10-31 —Voting as a Moral Obligation

04-10-30 —First Things First

04-10-06 — The Global Test

04-09-26 — Iraq's Christians

04-06-14 — Abu Ghraib and Moral Bankruptcy

04-03-28    The Jay Report

04-03-22 — The Passion of the Christ  

04-02-23 — What Does It Mean To Be Christian?

04-01-05 — The Tsunami and "Acts of God"

03-12-30     The Incarnation

03-12-28 —  World Peace: The Papal Prescription

03-12-18     Was Jesus Married?

03-12-05     More on Science and Religion

03-12-03 —  The City of God

03-11-26 — Truth or Consequences

03-11-12 — The Occupation of Iraq

03-10-07 — The Turkish Fleet

03-09-08 — Public Morality and the 10 Commandments

03-08-12 — Gay Marriage?

03-07-30     AIDS and Genocide

03-07-01 — Religion and Suicide

03-05-27 — The Environment as a Moral Imperative

03-05-13 —Shabbat Shalom

03-04-17 — The Rule of Law

03-03-18 — Invasion

03-03-17 — The USA as Messiah

03-02-12 — Darwin and the Demotion of Humanity

03-01-29 — Just War in Iraq?

03-01-27 — Pacifism

03-01-23 — War in Iraq: Immoral and/or Unwise?

03-01-14 — Religion vs. Science

02-12-23 — Preventive War

02-12-22 — America’s “Superiority Complex”

02-12-21 — Systemic Failure

02-12-15 — On Church and State

02-11-11—  The Religious Roots of Conflict in the Middle East

02-11-07 — James, the Brother of Jesus

02-10-22 — Christians in the Middle East

02-10-08 — The US and the UN

02-08-18 — First Strike?

02-08-29 — The Five Loves

02-07-30 — AIDS and Genocide

02-07-02 —The USA under God

02-06-15 — The Dallas Decision

02-05-24 — Sexual Evolution

02-04-04     The Holy Land

02-04-01 — Beliefs

02-03-27 — Atonement

02-03-26 — Crisis in the Roman Catholic Church

02-03-21 — Repairs

02-03-14 — Seeing

02-03-11 — Solitude

02-02-13 — Lent 101

02-02-12 — Astrotheology

02-02-11 — Congratulations! Reflections on the Beatitudes

02-02-04     Tradition and Change

02-01-19 — Judgment

01-12-27 — New Year: New Era?

01-12-07 — Has Christianity Made Any Difference?

01-11-29 — Advent 2001

01-11-26 — The Sectarian Dilemma

01-11-21 — Prayer

01-11-20 — Survival and the Soul

01-10-29 — Just War?

01-10-15 — Religious Extremism

01-10-14 — Islam

01-10-13 — Jihads and Crusades

01-09-19 — Fanaticism

01-09-15 — September 11 Response

01-09-12 — September 11

01-09-04 — The Devil You Say?

01-09-01 — On Christians and Jews

01-08-15 — Coping with Tragedy

01-07-28 — The Stem Cell Dilemma: A Broader Perspective

01-07-07 — The Rapture Craze

01-06-07 — God as a Trinity

01-06-02    The Trinity for Monotheists

01-05-27 — The Ascension of Christ

01-05-15 — God as Spirit

01-05-02 — The Death Penalty

01-04-26 — Resurrection

01-03-21 — Ends and Means

01-03-14 — Buddha Bashing: A Lesson in Intolerance

01-02-24 — Mature Faith

01-02-17 — Biblical Perspectives

01-02-14 — Materialism: Dialectical or Otherwise

01-02-05 — Three Views on Abortion

01-02-01 — Overcoming Religious Stagnation

01-01-12 — Women in the Church

00-12-01 — A Gift from the East

00-11-24 — Advent 2000

00-10-31 — Money and Politics

00-09-15 — Controlling Death

00-09-03 — Hypocrisy

00-08-02 — Commitment

00-08-01 — Creationism vs. Evolution

00-07-27 — Spirituality and Therapeutic Religion

00-07-21 — Religion and Violence

00-07-20 — Evolution and the Problem of Evil

00-06-30 — Arguments for an Afterlife

00-06-27 — God and/or the Big Bang?

00-06-06 — Religious Language

00-05-29 — What is Love?

00-05-21 — Faith and Doubt

00-05-05 — Faith and Belief

00-04-01 — On Science and Religion

00-03-15 — What is "Religion"?

99-07-24 — Kosovo and a New Moral Order

 


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