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Peter Steinfels

Peter Steinfels writes the “Beliefs” column on religion and ethics in The New York Times and is the author, most recently, of A People Adrift: The Crisis of the Roman Catholic Church in America. He co-directs Fordham University's Center on Religion and Culture.

Religious Americans are far more diverse, tolerant, and compassionate than the image of an evangelist upsurge would suggest. Read more

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Religion and rationality have been clashing for centuries. Is it possible to talk about this conflict without going nuts? Read more

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Evolution and religion are compatible if we accept that even our cultural development displays inbuilt direction. Read more

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In her new book, philosophical titan Martha Nussbaum questions the separation between church and state, arguing that constitutional law has more often derived from prejudice than principle. Read more

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