Martin E. Marty

Christian Post Contributor

Martin E. Marty's biography, current projects, upcoming events, publications, and contact information can be found at Original Source: Sightings – A biweekly, electronic editorial published by the Marty Center at the University of Chicago Divinity School.


  • David Barton's Christian America

    Last weekend was supposed to belong to Osama Bin Laden, and he was noticed, also by those who monitor the fates of religions in media. Amazingly, he had to share space and time with a figure self-described as an historian, and other-described as “little-known.”

  • American Christians and Capitalism

    “God has cursed the earth... This is the starting point for all economic analysis. The earth no longer gives up her fruits automatically. Man must sweat to eat.”

  • 'Atlas Shrugged' and Its Reviewers

    Why expressive conservative Christians waste energies responding to the comparatively trivial “new atheists” while giving Rand a free ride or while taking their own ride on her renewed bandwagon is further a part of the mystery.

  • Fasting for the Poor

    As Bittman tells it, he is fasting, or was, last Monday, when thousands of others also fasted to draw notice to those Congressional budget proposals

  • Newt Gingrich's Comic Repentance

    After a week of tsunamis, earthquakes, Libyan horrors, Philadelphia clerical sex scandal news, National Public Radio disasters, and National Football League lock-out threats, we the people look for some comic relief. Celebrity politician Newt Gingrich provided this

  • Hell's Bell

    Rob Bell is seen by his enemies as baiting those to his right by writing too kindly about God and the many mortals destined for hell, and they insist that softness has to stop

  • Martyrdom and Acquiescence

    That the persecution goes on is unquestionably true. Whether it receives too little media space or time is harder to assess

  • Buddhism and Violence

    Buddhism and Islam came off as the two \"faith communities\" to whom other Americans feel least warm

  • American Grace

    \"Americans\" can be dogmatic about the exclusive paths to salvation which millions affirm but then also in many circumstances they talk as if they can issue free passes to heaven for almost everybody.

  • Religious Illiteracy in America

    The new Pew survey could be a wake-up call—or the occasion for multitudes to push the \"Snooze\" button once again.