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Patton Dodd

Patton Dodd's writing on religion and culture has appeared in a wide range of publications, including Newsweek, Slate, the Financial Times, Christianity Today, Cineaste, Books & Culture, The Shambhala Sun, and The Revealer. Patton has also taught writing, literature, and film at the United States Air Force Academy and served as senior editor for Beliefnet and contributing editor for Killing the Buddha. He is the author of MY FAITH SO FAR: A Story of Conversion and Confusion (Jossey-Bass). Patton holds a Ph.D. in religion and literature from Boston University.

Recent Articles

"Let the Gospels Speak for Themselves:" N.T. Wright on How God Became King

N.T. Wright on how a new reading of the gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John transformed his understanding of the Christian message. Read More »

The Rule of God and the Whims of History

In this brief Q and A, Mark Noll explains what the study of the Civil War reveals about the character of American Christianity. Read More »

The Miracle Mammal

"Dolphin Tale" discovers the line between reality and make-believe -- and encourages us to choose both. Read More »

True Jihad Is True for Everyone

John Kiser explains how a nineteenth-century Muslim warrior embodied true religion and inspired people around the world. Read More »

Caste-Aways: Hinduism and Social Discrimination

Hindu American Foundation's Swaminathan Venkataraman discusses a new report on the history and practice of caste-based discrimination -- and why it has no viable place in the Hindu tradition. Read More »