Commonwealth and Covenant

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Our post-pandemic future: What basics should be its basis?

Have a look at my article about how to develop our post-pandemic future. Click here

It’s the Genes! It’s the Hair! It’s “Cooperativity”: An Evolutionary Account of Populism

Have a look at my new post for Counterpoint Navigating Knowledge on populism from an evolutionary perspective. Click here

Relational Views of Humanness: The Reciprocity of Ontos and Telos

  Have a look at my May 3, 2019 article on relationality as our human ontology (human nature)  and our human telos (our aim in life) Studies in Christian Ethics or read in the Articles tab of this site under Theologies of Relationality

The Invention of the Anti-Christ: Karl Barth and Erich Przywara

The nature of humanity: how fallen are we? New essay on the fascinating debate between Karl Barth and Erich Przywara in the shadow of WWII fascism.  Click here

The economy’s up: Why many Americans are down

Check out this informative piece on rising income and wealth inequality even as the economy is supposedly booming. Click here

Redeeming Populism: The Promise of a Liberal Covenanted Republic

Have a look at my piece on how populism works overall and how it plays out in the US. Click here

How is covenant a basis for public policy?

Have a look at my chapter in Religion and Democracy on making covenant and the common good the guide to economic and political policies. Click here or type into your browser: Religion and Democracy image 

Top 42 people have same wealth at 3.7 billion at the bottom

82% of the global wealth generated in 2017 went to the most wealthy 1%. Check out the global report, click here    

Remarkable uplifting moments of 2017–it will surprise you

Check out these remarkable moments from Obama’s 2017 year-end overview. Click here

Republican Legislation vs. Laws People Want–disturbing

Is our Republican party serving us? Disturbing research on legislation people have supported since 1990 vs. the Republican platform. Click here 

New tax bill on churches and charities-Interesting take

Check out this analysis of the new tax bill’s impact on churches and charities. Click here

The real path to a Roy Moore victory: Voter Suppression

Have a look at this piece analyzing bold voter suppression with great influence on our democracy. Click here

Discerning the Christian path–not the powers’

Have a look at Chuck Redfern’s thoughtful piece on Christians who follow the Christian path, not the powers. Click here 

When the rich said ‘no’ to getting richer

Check out this piece on when the rich understood the “common good” and contributed to it with taxes that left them well off but also greatly helped our public infrastructure and resources . Click here

Responding to Nazis: Make Fun of them

In the wake of Charlottesville, have a look at how Germans respond to Nazis: make fun, not war. Click here. 

Marcia Pally

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New Release: Commonwealth and Covenant: Economics, Politics, and Theologies of Relationality

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Commonwealth and Covenant: Economics, Politics, and Theologies of Relationality (2016), nominated for the Grawemeyer Award in religion.and selected by the U.N.'s Committee on Education for Justice to be distributed to “educators, academics, policy-makers...throughout the world.”

Mimesis and Sacrifice

Mimesis and Sacrifice (Ed., 2019), this edited volume by an inter-disciplinary and international groups of scholars looks at the ethics of how notions of sacrifice are used in contemporary life, from the military and business to gender relation and politics.

America’s New Evangelicals

America's New Evangelicals

The New Evangelicals (2011), a brief history of American evangelicalism and in-depth interviews of evangelicals who have left the right.