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Faith, hope and extremism

Paul Schrader: First Reformed

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

The legacy of Atatürk

Halil Karaveli: Why Turkey is Authoritarian. From Atatürk to Erdogan

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

Politics, spirituality and religion under the sun of Africa

Jean-Francois Bayart: State a religion an Afrique Karthala

: Religion is given far too much place in analyzes of African conflicts, says political scientist Jean-François Bayart.

An explanation of European racism

Akbar Ahmed: Journey into Europe. Islam, Immigration, and Identity

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

The scary sound of religion

: Fanaticism and extremism arise the moment religion is detached from its cultural and historical background.

Overloaded child

Anna Zamecka: Communion

: Without adults to keep track of their daily lives, a young girl takes on the responsibility of being the head of the family.

A call for politicization in the Balkans

Gorana Ognjenovic and Jasna Jozelic (eds.): Education in Post-Conflict Transition. The Politization of Religion in School Textbooks

: A new anthology does not ask about, but to what extent religious education in the Balkans is politicized. However, the editors fail to argue for what politicization means at all.

Factory and cathedral

Pierre Musso: Let religion industrial. Monastery, manufacture, usine. Une genealogy of the enterprise

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Politics in the Age of the Godless

Peter Sloterdijk: In the same boat. About hyperpolitics / Nach Gott

: What do we have left in the unfaithful society – where man will not obey any higher power, but even be this power? 

Spiritual travel and political power networks

: The religious pilgrimages inside and outside Iran can never be disconnected from the political. 

Biblical beginnings of journalism

: Derrida's juxtaposition of Christianity and modern journalism is thought-provoking, but it is difficult to take the philosopher's ideological critique of the media as a Christian phenomenon seriously.

The vision of life store has reopened

KA Pollestad / D. Søderlind (ed.): Peter's Answers / Values ​​and Dignity

: Have we become more concerned with faith because suddenly there are some Muslims among us?