We learn from the story of Phinehas that not only organized but also unorganized religion poses challenges we have to meet.
We have to be on our guard against the forces that undermine democracy. If liberal democracy is to survive we need militant democracy.
How can this dispute about the relationship between religion and violence be resolved? Or will this always remain a matter of opinion?
In an age of international religious terrorism divine command morality poses considerable problems for the maintenance of the political order.
The story of Abraham obliges us to reconsider the relationship between faith and ethics. It also presents us with many theological questions.
The term “theoterrorism” is used because the terrorism we are confronted with nowadays is terrorism based on an idea of the “theistic god”.
The documentary Death of a Princess (1980) was one of the first large-scale attempts to stifle freedom of speech in European nation states.
Is it likely that Deuteronomy 13 still has a degree of influence on our penal law, for instance in clauses about blasphemy?
People’s motives for developing an atheist position are often grounded in a laudable type of engagement and not in disillusion.
Judaism, Christendom, and Islam differ in some aspects. But none of these differences can hide the similarity in their understanding of God.