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  • The Panama Papers and the Ritual of Confession

    In his op-ed article in Religion Now, Devin Singh notes that "the Panama Papers caught some of the most powerful people on the globe in the act of self-dealing. Now the public wants the guilty to come clean, step into the light, and confess their financial misdeeds."

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  • The Paradoxes of Ted Cruz

    By almost any reckoning, argues Randall Balmer in his article in Religion & Politics, Ted Cruz's campaign for the Republican presidential nomination presents voters with several paradoxes. But the paradox that most intrigues Prof. Balmer is Cruz's ties to evangelicalism.

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  • Daoist Ritual and Practice

    The exhibit “Daoist Ritual and Practice” at Baker-Berry Library Main Street, curated by Professor Gil Raz, explores religious interactions in traditional and modern China and will be on display at the library from April 11 through June 24, 2016.

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  • Gender Gap: Why Are Women More Religious?

    Religion professors Zahra Ayubi and Randall Balmer were guests on New Hampshire Public Radio's Exchange program, commenting on a new study by the Pew Memorial Trust that finds that Americans - especially American women - tend to be more religious than people in other developed countries.

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  • Spring Gelato Event!

    The Religion Department invited prospective majors and minors to celebrate Spring, explore the Religion major and minor, and enjoy free gelato on Wednesday, March 30, on the Thornton Hall front lawn. Read alumni stories on our website under "Undergraduate - Career Information."

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  • Grassley, Ayotte and the Burden of History

    By vowing to block any Supreme Court nominee the president sends to Congress, N.H. Senator Kelly Ayotte and fellow Republicans are reinforcing the partisan gridlock that has paralyzed the nation for more than a decade, argues Randall Balmer in his opinion piece in the Valley News.

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  • Is Donald Trump a Tyrant?

    In his OpEd piece for Time, "This is What Ancient Greeks Would Have Called Donald Trump,"  Devin Singh goes back to the ancient Greeks' definition of tyrannos and explores whether or not Donald Trump is a tyrant, and if he poses a "fundamental threat to American democracy."

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  • Market Faith in Anxious Times

    Coverage of market behavior, observes Professor Devin Singh in his OpEd article in the Huffington Post, has been "deeply tied to religion - and particularly the language of faith."

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  • "Speak Out Against Islamophobia"

    Professor Susannah Heschel spoke out his week at Boston University, urging students to counter anti-Islam bigotry in the wake of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump's controversial call to bar Muslims from entering the country, reports The Boston Globe.

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Recent Publications

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  • "Hinduism in Film" in Oxford Bibliographies in Hinduism

    William Elison

    Oxford Univ. Pr., 2015

  • "Eusebius as Political Theologian: The Legend Continues"

    Devin Singh

    Harvard Theological Review 108:1 (2015): 129-154

  • "The Slippery Yet Tenacious Nature of Racism: New Developments in Critical Race Theory and Their Implications ...."

    Susannah Heschel

    Journal of the Society of Christian Ethics 35:1 (Spring/Summer 2015): 3-27

  • Religion in the Kitchen: Cooking, Talking, and the Making of Black Atlantic Traditions

    Elizabeth Perez

    New York University Pr. forthcoming, January 2016