Religion

George Levine: The Joy of Secularism

Tamas Pataki
24 November 2011

The limits of enchantment

Tamas Pataki

 

The Joy of Secularism: 11 Essays for How We Live Now
edited by George Levine
Princeton University Press (Footprint Books), $46.95 hb, 272 pp, 9780691149103

 

The war of religion currently being fought with fusil ... More

2011 Calibre Prize (winner): 'Who Killed Matilda?'

Moira McKinnon
28 June 2011

I am a doctor. Once I was a doctor of individuals, now I am a ‘doctor of populations’. Population health is about actions to improve the health of communities, nations, and the world. Challenges are many: the mobility and density of populations, contemporary desires and pressures, the safety of food in complex systems, poverty, the immense power of big businesse ... More

John Cornwell: Newman's Unquiet Grave

Glyn Davis
04 May 2011

Cardinal Newman’s ‘moral factory’

Glyn Davis

 

Newman’s Unquiet Grave: The Reluctant Saint
by John Cornwell
Continuum (Rainbow Book Agencies), $42.95 hb, 288 pp, 9781441150844

 

In October 2010 Hugh Brady, president of University College Dublin ... More

Warren Bonett (ed.): The Australian Book of Atheism

Timothy Roberts
19 April 2011

On the attack

Timothy Roberts

 

The Australian Book of Atheism
edited by Warren Bonett
Scribe, $35 pb, 442 pp, 9781921640766

 

Once mainly associated with shrill killjoys and desiccated reductionists, atheism has recently received a j ... More

Jonathan E. Brockopp (ed.): The Cambridge Companion to Muhammad

Irfan Ahmad
19 April 2011

Haunting the West

Irfan Ahmad

 

The Cambridge Companion to Muhammad
edited by Jonathan E. Brockopp
Cambridge University Press, $55 pb, 325 pp, 9780521713726

 

In A Fundamental Fear (1997), Bobby Sayyid wrote about the spectre of Islam haunting ... More

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