Tag Archives: Catholicism

Calvary: Imagining Postsecular Sacrifice (Film Review Essay)

by Donovan Schaefer Warning: All the spoilers. To “sacrifice” means to make sacred. In the wake not only of the critique of religious authority by the secular tradition, but the contemporary critique of liberal reason that has complicated the secular tradition itself, … Continue reading

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Trans-species Aesthetics: Religion and Ivory

An article by Brian Christy in the October issue of National Geographic on illegal ivory harvest and the massacre of African elephants explores the religious dimensions of the ivory trade. In January 2012 a hundred raiders on horseback charged out … Continue reading

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Atheists Are in the Game of Orthdoxy

The Friendly Atheist wrote late last year that “Survey Says Catholics Are Becoming Less Catholic.” A friend of mine shared it on Facebook and spurred a debate between me and him: I thought it was ironic that atheists would engage … Continue reading

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