Summer 2012, Vol. 14, No. 1

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Table of Contents

From the Editor:
    It's Baaack...

Religion and the Awakening

Repaving the Arab Street

Bishops in the Dock

Faithless Ireland

No Love for

The New Dominionist Politics


Without Benefit of Clergy

Cirque d'OCA

No Standing for It




Contributors/Religion in the News Staff

Mark Silk, Editor
Andrew Walsh, Managing Editor
Christine McCarthy McMorris, Associate Editor

Editorial Assistants:

Samuel Dunbar Livingston
Daniel W. Morgan
Lily Pepper
Shannon L. Smith

Jo Lynn Alcorn, Designer                            Stephen Alcorn, Illustrator

Contributors to this Issue

Abdou Filali-Ansary is director of the Institute for the Study of Muslim Civilizations at Aga Khan University in London and taught philosophy for many years at universities in Morocco.

Seth Dowland is assistant professor of American religious history at Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma, Washington. His forthcoming book is Family Values: Gender, Authority, and the Rise of the Christian Right.

Philip Seib is professor of journalism and public diplomacy, professor of international relations, and director of the Center on Public Diplomacy at the University of Southern California. His forthcoming book is Real-Time Diplomacy: Politics and Power in the Social Media Era.

Marc D. Stern is associate general counsel for legal advocacy of the American Jewish Committee.

Matthew Sutton is associate professor of history at Washington State University and author of the forthcoming American Evangelicals and the Politics of Apocalypse.