Monday, January 23, 2006
While your host is busy...
I'm sorry for the lull here recently, but free time has been scarce. While I'm preoccupied, why not pick up the January/February issue of The Atlantic? It took me three lunches to get all the way through the illuminating cover story about Cardinal Ratzinger's rise to the papacy, but if you want to keep up with my lunchtime reading, I'm currently digesting these essays about religion in American politics: "Why the culture war is the wrong war" by E.J. Dionne Jr. and "Tribal relations" by Steven Waldman and John C. Green. There's an especially useful graphic showing the "twelve tribes" of American religious politics with the second essay; Waldman and Green have written a briefer version of the same analysis for Beliefnet.
And yes, I know it violates the gospel of blogging to recommend articles that aren't available for free online — but I'm really suggesting that you go out and pay a few dollars to pick up a dead tree magazine. What can I say? I don't have time to keep up with the Internet these days. Be back soon.
Copyright © 2006 by Philocrites | Posted 23 January 2006 at 10:46 PM