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    A new book by religion scholar Reza Aslan portrays Jesus as a Jewish revolutionary and just one of many in a line of “failed messiahs.” “It was a phenomenon that was quite widespread and that led to a number of rebellions and insurgencies throughout the first century,” says Aslan, “and the argument of the book is that those zealot ideals and principles are at the heart of Jesus’ teachings and actions.” More

    November 1, 2013 | Comments

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    “On the one hand, knowing what it is to worship Jesus has given me a profound sense of respect for the faith of Christianity…But I also, as a historian and a scholar of religions, have been able to look at Jesus in a sense unburdened by dogma and doctrine.” More

    November 1, 2013 | Comments

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    Baseball, like religion, has its own relics, prophets, rituals, and in the game’s most magnificent moments, a sense of “the ineffable,” according to John Sexton, president of New York University and author of “Baseball as a Road to God.” More

    April 26, 2013 | Comments

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    He is a Catholic deacon as well as a professor of English and creative writing, and his many novels come face to face with “the imponderables of life.” More

    September 7, 2012 | Comments

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    “It’s as though you take all of your nightmares about plague or destruction or war or torture or natural catastrophe, and you just wrap it into a huge single nightmare, and you get the Book of Revelation.” More

    February 24, 2012 | Comments

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    “In times when we are not particularly suffering, we do not have enough time for God. We are too busy with other things. And then the intense suffering comes, and we can not be busy with other things. And then God comes into the equation,” says the author of “A Wrinkle in Time.” More

    February 10, 2012 | Comments

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    “There’s a flaw in human nature, and it’s in all great writing, the tragic flaw... and yet there is the expectation that ultimately it’s going to be okay,” said this beloved author and lay Episcopalian, who described herself as “a writer who is struggling to be a Christian.”

    February 10, 2012 | Comments

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    “It seems to me like the church would be the place that would lead the way in having dangerous conversations,” says megachurch pastor Rob Bell, author of the controversial “Love Wins: A Book about Heaven, Hell, and the Fate of Every Person Who Ever Lived.” More

    December 2, 2011 | Comments

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    “Is there a point at which a change of heart no longer means anything to God?” Watch more of our interview with pastor and author Rob Bell. More

    December 2, 2011 | Comments

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    Rev. James Martin, S.J., author of Between Heaven and Mirth and chaplain for comedian Stephen Colbert, tells some of his favorite jokes. More

    November 18, 2011 | Comments

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