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Why study Islam in Europe?

After Wednesday's attack on the offices of Paris's satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, J-term class members find themselves right in the middle of the very debate they went to Europe to study.

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Reflections on Kwanzaa 2014

Celebrating Kwanzaa in America, a reflection by Luther Professor Guy Nave on the effect of the social climate on the Kwanzaa celebration.

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Gereon Kopf, Luther College professor of religion

On being uncomfortable

Discussing being uncomfortable, Gereon Kopf, Luther professor of religion, finds that maybe being comfortable isn't all it's cracked up to be. Do we really want everyone to agree with us?

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Dogmatic Darwinism

Can intelligent design theory be considered a valid scientific alternative to Darwinian evolution? Can evolutionary questions be answered by naturalistic science alone, or do religion and philosophy still have a valid stake? Read on as Bob Shedinger, Luther associate professor of religion, explores the possibilities in Dogmatic Darwinism.

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Ferguson: A question of excessive force

Guy Nave, Luther professor of religion, asks the hard questions regarding the Nov. 24 Ferguson shooting announcement. When is "by any means necessary" appropriate? Is it ever? What exactly qualifies as "excessive force"? How do these questions relate to being a professor at a liberal arts college?

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Luther College Religion Department hosts forum Nov. 18

The Luther College Religion Department invites the Decorah community to "Religion among the Liberal Arts," the second event in the 2014-15 Luther College Religion Forum Series, "Teaching Religion at a College of the Church." The forum will take place Tuesday, Nov. 18, at 7 p.m. in the Valders Hall of Science Room 206 on the Luther campus. The event is open to the public with no charge for admission.

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Justice... not 'just us'

It's time to advance justice rather than situations of "just us." Guy Nave, Luther professor of religion, and his class wrestle with the idea of God as one who works from the bottom-up on behalf of many rather than one who works from the top-down on behalf of a few.

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Darwinian (Dis)analogies

Can natural selection create design without the existence of an Intelligent Designer? Luther Professor of Religion Robert Shedinger asks this and more in his newest blog post "Darwinian (Dis)analogies."

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