“Barth and Bonhoeffer: Saviors of Democracy?” by Adam McDuffie

This article is part of our “Reflecting on Barth, Bonhoeffer and Modern Politics” series.If you’d like to check out other articles in this series, click here. From his very first line, Joshua Mauldin establishes immediately what is at stake in his new thought-provoking volume Barth, Bonhoeffer, & Modern Politics: “Modern democracy is in crisis.” The modern

“Yes and No: Barth, Bonhoeffer, and Modern Politics” by Elisabeth Rain Kincaid

This article is part of our “Reflecting on Barth, Bonhoeffer and Modern Politics” series.If you’d like to check out other articles in this series, click here. Beloved author J.R.R. Tolkien survived the First World War’s trenches, confronted the intellectual challenges and questions of modernity, and then wrote his epic works of high fantasy, The Hobbit and

“Border Work: Review of ‘At Home and Abroad: The Politics of American Religion'” by Brent Nongbri

This article is part of our “At Home and Abroad” series.If you’d like to check out other articles in this series, click here. It’s no secret that tensions exist in the ways that the government of the United States treats “religion” in different contexts. In the domestic sphere, private corporations can, as of 2014, essentially opt

“The Theological and the Political in Christianity, Socialism, and Modernity” by Gary Dorrien

This article is part of our “Reflecting on Barth, Bonhoeffer and Modern Politics” series.If you’d like to check out other articles in this series, click here. Karl Barth and Dietrich Bonhoeffer were theological titans of the twentieth century who naturally wrote mostly about the interpretation of Christian doctrines. That they remain relevant to social ethics and

“Public Health, Public Trust, and Faith Communities” by Michael J. DeBoer

In a recently issued report, the RAND Corporation highlighted a dimension of the impact that the government response to the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic has had on trust. It noted that trust in the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) declined significantly between May and October 2020, and it observed that

“Stop Accusing Religious Conservatives of ‘Using’ Religion” by Raphael A. Friedman

Identifying proper boundaries for religious liberty in American public life continues to be a hot-button issue. Stories of friction between religious groups and other members of society have pervaded the headlines, and such conflicts aren’t going away anytime soon.  Over the last few years, the Supreme Court has ruled on a number of cases in