America’s ”New Evangelicals”: Emissaries for the Common Good

America’s ”New Evangelicals”: Emissaries for the Common Good By Marcia Pally Published in Die Welt, Oct. 19, 2010  In public discussion today, religion is a sorry sight, linked to fundamentalism, terrorism, and benighted threats to democracy. This is just what Europe’s Enlightenment predicted in its thriller-theory of modern history: nefarious religion tries to kidnap the […]

America’s Marketplace of Confessions: Evangelical Christianity’s Gift to Muslims

America’s Marketplace of Confessions: Evangelical Christianity’s Gift to Muslims By Marcia Pally In the thinking and reflection that I suppose inevitably comes with the tenth anniversary of the 2001 September 11th attacks, I found myself reviewing the research on the quality of Muslim life, espeically in Europe where many of the attackers had been living, […]

The Religious Re-direct: Religions and elections in America

The Religious Re-direct: Religions and elections in America By Marcia Pally Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, Oct. 30, 2010  For over a century, religiosity in America has been greater, more committed, and more populist than in any other industrialized country. Though today, South Korea sends missionaries to the US, on the view that we are not devout […]