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Monday, January 12, 2004

After killing the Buddha...

Jeffrey Sharlet — who helped found Killing the Buddha, an online religion magazine "for people made anxious by churches, people embarrassed to be caught in the 'spirituality' section of a bookstore, people both hostile and drawn to talk of God," and who wrote "Jesus Plus Nothing," the extraordinary Harper's expose of Ivanwald, the evangelical frat-house for Washington insiders — emerges with a new and very welcome project: The Revealer, "a daily review of religion and the press." It's a high-profile project, with funding from the Pew Charitable Trust and hosted by New York University's Department of Journalism and the Center for Religion and the Media. Sharlet knows how to write about religion in unconventional and riveting ways; perhaps he'll help other journalists think outside the box, too.

Copyright © 2004 by Philocrites | Posted 12 January 2004 at 10:21 PM

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