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Ayn Rand, Manichaeism, and Christianity
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:35am | Type: Blog

Ah, the voice of Ayn Rand from St. Petersburg, Russia rises again with the opening of a new movie based on her novel, <em>Atlas Shrugged</em>. Ah, the voice of Ayn ...

Inception: The Art of Paying Attention in Books and Film
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:40pm | Type: Blog

<p> I've been reading Paul Harding's debut novel, Tinkers, which was this year's surprise Pulitzer Prize winner. It's a modest tome -- slim of build, light in the hand. ...

Why Does God Need a Starship?
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 6:51am | Type: Blog

[Editor's Note: In <em>Sojourners</em>' newest issue there's an <a title="http://www.sojo.net/index.cfm?action=magazine.article&amp;issue=soj0811&amp;article=a-hardhe ...

Spiritually-Inflected Science Fiction
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 6:51am | Type: Blog

Some -- okay, a lot -- of science fiction treats religion, and even spirituality, as pre-rational claptrap or dangerous authoritarianism. Some -- okay, a lot -- of science fiction ...