New York Times - Religion and Belief

News about religion and belief. Commentary and archival information about religion and belief from The New York Times.
  1. Pope Benedict XVI was the most influential intellectual force in the church for a generation, though his papacy was noted for tangles with Jews, Muslims and progressive Catholics.
  2. The Museum of the Bible showcases ancient texts and artifacts, but critics say it ignores religions like Islam that draw from the Scriptures.
  3. If you don’t think right-wing politics should dominate Christian life, where can you find the right congregation?
  4. The Maronite Christian patriarch of Lebanon met the Saudi king during a visit overshadowed by political tensions between the two nations.
  5. The Metropolitan Museum’s 2018 fashion blockbuster looks at religion’s influence on the designer imagination. The Vatican is on board, but will the viewers agree?
  6. What is religion? New books by a philosopher, a sociologist and a theologian give different answers.
  7. Monika Bulaj’s discovery that her grandmother’s Polish town was once home to a thriving Jewish community that perished in the Holocaust set her on a 30-year journey documenting religious persecution.
  8. Monika Bulaj’s discovery that her grandmother’s Polish town was once home to a thriving Jewish community that perished in the Holocaust set her on a 30-year journey documenting religious persecution.
  9. In a new cultural history of the origins and readings of the Genesis story, Stephen Greenblatt traces a long arc.
  10. Christians and Muslims share a street and much more in Jakarta, setting an example of pluralism as fears of religious intolerance rise in the Muslim-majority nation.