Anthropology & Religion

Past Editor: Matthew Engelke

How to Be a Prophet?

The US Religious Right wins elections, but advances nationalism and white supremacy. Why, then, should the Religious Left seek to emulate them?

Embracing George?

In painting immigrants, George W. Bush seeks to ingratiate himself with the American public. But his crimes must be remembered.

To Air Is Human

An aerodynamicist and an anthropologist discuss the world of “Dune,” finding it as aesthetically beautiful as it is functionally implausible.

Leaving Orthodoxy, Again

Losing faith in Orthodox Judaism is an old story. But today it’s often the “heretics” who rely on faith, and the “faithful” who draw on science.