From the editor: Gus diZerega is featured in Patheos' new Public Square, a discussion space designed to bring people together at the intersection of 'current concern' and 'ultimate concern.' Our opening topic: Does America Need a Civil Religion? The late sociologist Robert Bellah argued that American civil religion had become an "empty and broken shell" by the turn of the twenty-first century. Is it a concept worth reviving? Would re-imagining it help us move beyond the culture wars … [Read more...]
About Christine Kraemer
Christine Hoff Kraemer is Managing Editor of the Pagan Channel at Patheos.com. Christine holds a PhD in Religious and Theological Studies from Boston University. An accomplished writer, editor, and teacher, Christine has published widely on literature, popular culture, and Paganism and is the author of Seeking the Mystery: An Introduction to Pagan Theologies (Patheos Press, 2012) as well as the forthcoming Eros and Touch from a Pagan Perspective (Routledge, 2013). Christine is also an instructor at Cherry Hill Seminary, where she did pioneering work on e-learning platforms and served for two years as chair of the Theology and Religious History department.