Tanya M. Luhrmann on the Grawemeyer Award, Mind and Culture, and Writing for the New York Times

Acclaimed psychological anthropologist Tanya M. Luhrmann is Watkins University Professor at Stanford University. Luhrmann is the author, most recently, of When God Talks Back, and is the recipient of the 2014 Grawemeyer Award in Religion. Patheos’ Executive Editor, David Charles, conducted the following interview.Congratulations on winning the 2014 Grawemeyer religion award. If I'm not mistaken, it's the second-largest award (after the Templeton Prize) for work done in the area of religion an … [Read more...]

Joshua DuBois, Author of “The President’s Devotional,” on Obama, Faith, and Religious Liberty

We are pleased to feature an interview with Joshua DuBois as the first post on this new blog about the art and craft of writing on religion. DuBois' recently published book, The President's Devotional, has been well received and widely reviewed. DuBois served as Executive Director of the White House Office of Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships during President Obama's first term. He now teaches at New York University and is founder of the Values Partnerships consultancy. Joshua DuBois … [Read more...]