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Religion

United States of America?

Pandemic: How coordinated or in solidarity is Europe really?

A life in transit

TRAUMA: The biography of the Judeo-Hungarian philosopher and author Susan Taubes depicts life, thought and work intricately intertwined with the historical trauma of the 20th century – and experiences of rootlessness.

Many Norwegian conservatives will nod appreciatively to Burke

A DOUBLE BIOGRAPHY: Since the 1950s, Burke's ideas have undergone a renaissance. Opposition to rationalism and atheism is strong among the 40-50 million evangelical Christian Americans.

THE BATTLE BETWEEN IRAN AND SAUDI ARABIA: The Middle East tragedy

ISLAMISM: The traditional explanation for the conflict between Sunni and Shia Muslims is too superficial. A new, well-written analysis interprets the Middle East's major changes as a showdown between Saudi Arabia and Iran.

South African identity

PHOTO: South African photographer Santu Mofokeng recently died at the age of 63. His image essays from the time during and after apartheid, however, live on.

To live side by side with others

UN BEACH: The gender-segregated beach in Tel Aviv has been around for many years, which has gradually become a haven for an ultra-Orthodox population.

The Church and the military

RUSSIA: Did the annexation of Crimea really come from religious circles? Membership of the Russian Orthodox Church promotes military careers.

Can Islam be modernized?

REFORM: A thorough presentation and discussion of the work that is being done to reform Islam, in Norway and internationally.

In the shadow of the caste society

INDIA CONFLICTS: India's major economic growth, under Narendra Modi, has deepened the social differences. The coexistence of the many religious groups

Confined by their own family

TRAPPED: In two autobiographies, we get to know Tara Westover and Katy Morgan-Davies, respectively, who were both brainwashed, manipulated, abused and held captive by their own family – until they finally manage to escape.

Have the evangelical Americans lost their minds?

TRUMPS SELECTORS: Several places in the book conclude that the coalition between evangelicals and Republicans is as solid as it has ever been.

Touching other realities

Aina Villanger is one of several Norwegian poets recently translated and presented in Poland. How can Norwegian poetry influence and inspire a Polish audience?

Faith, hope and extremism

CLIMATE / EXTREMISM: Paul Schrader has created a powerful, disturbing and socially relevant portrait of one of God's lonely men, with clear parallels to Taxi Driver.

The legacy of Atatürk

The man who founded Turkey as a modern state in 1923 did so on authoritarian grounds. Thus, Erdogan and Atatürk are just two cubits out of one piece, claims Halil Karaveli.

Politics, spirituality and religion under the sun of Africa

Religion gets too much room in analyzes of African conflicts, states state scientist Jean-François Bayart.

An explanation of European racism

Islamist tries to understand the background of Muslim conditions in Europe, but the explanation in his analysis is limited.