Daniel Larison

Posts in category “religion”

‘The Mistakes of the Middle Ages’

The worst, most destructive confessional wars in European history did not take place in “the Middle Ages.”

Posted May 10th, 2017

Feast of the Dormition

  The grave and death could not hold the Theotokos, who is …

Posted August 27th, 2013

St. Catherine’s Monastery

Ladan Cher visits St. Catherine’s Monastery at Mt. Sinai and talks about …

Posted July 23rd, 2013

To Thee, The Champion Leader

Today is the fountainhead of our salvation and the manifestation of the …

Posted April 7th, 2013

Ideologues Don’t Want to Invite Their Own Destruction

Jonathan Levine’s assessment of the “crisis of realism” goes awry with this …

Posted April 5th, 2013

David Brooks and the Donatists

David Brooks talks about Donatists: The problem with the Donatists, Augustine argued, …

Posted March 14th, 2013

A Prayer for the Innocents

Metropolitan Hilarion ordered the following prayer to be read during the Augmented …

Posted December 16th, 2012

Romney-Ryan and Religious Conservatives

Dan McCarthy wonders if Romney-Ryan will be able to mobilize social and …

Posted August 12th, 2012

Rick Warren and the “Finer Points of Christology”

Mike Lofgren’s assessment of the role of religion in American politics is …

Posted August 5th, 2012

Theological Confusion

Rod cites an op-ed by David Mason, a Mormon who insists that …

Posted June 14th, 2012

American Exceptionalism, Foreign Policy, and the Washington Rules

Andrew comments on Mormon Americanism: I raise this because such an understanding …

Posted May 29th, 2012

Christianity and Liberalism

Noah Millman continues the discussion of the relationship between Christianity, liberalism, and …

Posted May 24th, 2012

Romney Has Nothing Useful to Learn from Tony Blair on Religion in Politics

Yair Rosenberg suggests that Romney might consider following Tony Blair’s religious example: …

Posted May 24th, 2012

Jennifer Rubin Is Terrified by the Mostly Positive Coverage of Romney’s Mormonism

Count on Jennifer Rubin to turn a mostly fair and favorable story …

Posted May 21st, 2012

The Flawed Brookings Study on the Political Effect of Mormonism in 2012

McKay Coppins describes an online study on the effect that knowledge about …

Posted May 18th, 2012

Religion Is Not “At the Heart” of U.S. Foreign Policy

Andrew Preston makes some very dubious claims about religion and U.S. foreign …

Posted May 7th, 2012