SOURCE: Canopy Forum
Open Hearts, Closed Doors: Immigration and the Eclipse of Protestant Cultural Authority in America
by Nicholas T. Pruitt
Liberal Protestants in the early 1960s supported the reform of racially restrictive immigration laws, but ended up encouraging a more diverse nation where their brand of moderate religion was eclipsed by both multiculturalism and conservative white evangelicalism.
SOURCE: The Baffler
Who Still Needs the Carnivalesque?
by Ed Simon
Despite its repeated theorization, the political meaning of carnivals and the social inversions they temporarily enable remains hotly debated.
Recessional: The WASP and God (excerpt)
by Michael Knox Beran
"We may enjoy the poetry of the fair sheepfold without believing in the shepherd himself. But when we come to the achievement of the WASPs, their public service, their standards of conduct, their faith in the possibility of regeneration, we find that it owed a good deal to their conviction that there is a shepherd."
SOURCE: ABC News
Dutch Protestant Church Admits Failing Jews in World War II
René de Reuver, speaking on behalf of the General Synod of the Protestant Church in the Netherlands, said the church’s role began long before Adolf Hitler came to power in Germany.
The One Thing that Two Big Anniversaries This Month Have in Common
by Ed Simon
One celebrates the founding of the USSR, the other Protestantism. They involve theology (as does all politics).
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