Theology Archive

Elaine Howard Ecklund, Rice University – Varieties of Atheism in Science

Being a scientist doesn’t necessarily mean you’re an atheist. Elaine Howard Ecklund, professor of sociology at

Christina Kilby, James Madison University – Buddhism and the Laws of War

How can Buddhism inform the modern world? Christina Kilby, assistant professor of religion at James Madison

Corey Walker, University of Richmond – Religion in American Public Life

On Jepson School of Leadership Studies Week: The debate over religious symbols on public land is

Wesley Wildman, Boston University – Computer Simulations For Studying Religion

Can computers study complex human phenomena? Wesley Wildman, professor of philosophy, theology and ethics at the

Doug Challenger, Franklin Pierce University – The Disenchantment of the World

Is the world becoming more disenchanted? Doug Challenger, professor of sociology at Franklin Pierce University, looks

Stephen Okey, Saint Leo University – The Pope’s Use of Twitter

The president isn’t the only powerful figure to break the Twitter barrier. Stephen Okey, assistant professor

Jaime Kucinskas, Hamilton College – Sacred Experiences

For a meaningful life, what you do every day matters. Jaime Kucinskas, assistant professor of sociology

Leigh Schmidt, Washington University in St. Louis – Distrust in Non-Believers in America

Non-believers are a minority not often talked about in today’s America. Leigh Schmidt, university professor in

Brick Johnstone, University of Missouri – Negative Spiritual Beliefs

Does your positive or negative spiritual beliefs affect your health? Brick Johnstone, professor of health psychology

Richard Chacon, Winthrop University – The Great Awakening and the American Revolution

Did a religious awakening lead to the birth of a nation? Richard Chacon, Associate Professor of Anthropology