Atheist Awakening: A Q&A with Researchers Richard Cimino and Christopher Smith

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“By “awakening” we mean that atheists and even agnostics are becoming more public about their secularism and are more interested in what can be called collective identity—forming a larger community, creating new organizations, and engaging in activism on a number of issues, such as pressing for stricter church-state separation.” – Richard Cimino and Christopher Smith, authors, [Read More...]

The Atheist Awakening and the Internet

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By Richard Cimino and Christopher Smith Authors, Atheist Awakening Does atheism have a special affinity with the Internet? It can seem so when considering the large number of web sites, blogs and online forums devoted to secularism (our term for atheism, secular humanism, and other kinds of non-theism). But it is more than just the [Read More...]

Is Mormonism Congruent with Christianity?

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By Terryl Givens Mormonism’s status as a Christian faith, and its exact relationship to Christianity, continue to be subjects of long-standing dispute. As prominent scholar Sydney Ahlstrom remarked of Mormonism in his celebrated Religious History of the American People, “One cannot even be sure if the object of our consideration is a sect, a mystery [Read More...]

In Praise of Slowness: A Q&A with Slow Church authors Chris Smith and John Pattison

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“By learning to live a slow, attentive life together in our churches, we give our neighbors and the world a tiny but irresistible taste of a life that is rich, vibrant and full of meaning. Isn’t that ultimately what everybody wants?” – Christopher Smith, author, Slow Church This month at the Patheos Book Club, we’re featuring the [Read More...]

The Lonely Polygamist: An Interview with Brady Udall

{Brady Udall. The Lonely Polygamist. W.W. Norton & Company 2010. 602 pages. $26.95} Reviewed by David Crumm This is a novel about a very big Mormon family. You’re from a famously big Mormon family yourself. So, let’s start with your place in your own family tree. Your great-great-grandfather was David King Udall, a polygamist. More [Read More...]


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