John Farina

Professor of Religious Studies, George Mason University

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Associate Professor of Religious Studies at George Mason University, specializing in history of religion and politics, and author of the upcoming book, The Intelligible Sphere: Religion and Civil Society in the 21st Century

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Pope Benedict XVI declared  today, "I renounce the ministry of Bishop of Rome, Successor of Saint Peter."

The Catholic Church Before and After Pope Benedict XVI

Pope Benedict XVI declared today, "I renounce the ministry of Bishop of Rome, Successor of Saint Peter."

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For the first time in history: a US Supreme Court without a white, anglo-saxon protestant member. That’s what Elena Kagan’s confirmation would mean. Today: does religion matter?

Does Elena Kagan’s Nomination Mean The End Of Wasp Power?

For the first time in history: a US Supreme Court without a white, anglo-saxon protestant member. That’s what Elena Kagan’s confirmation would mean. Today: does religion matter?

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