Summer 2003, Vol. 6, No. 2

Table of Contents
Summer 2003

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Articles in this issue

From the Editor
St. Francis to the Rescue

Keeping the Shi'ites Straight

Masses of Torts

The Trouble with Missionaries

Jihad for Journalists

The Smart Saga

Ghosts of New York

Santorum v. Sodomy

The Irreverent Eagle

The Latest Japanese Cult Panic

Israel's Tele-Rabbi

Letters to the Editor




 Martha Bradley is an associate professor in the College of Architecture and Planning at the University of Utah and director of the university's Honors Program. She is the author of Kidnapped from that Land: The Government Raids on the Polygamists of Short Creek.

 Benjamin Dorman conducts research on Japanese new religious movements and the media at the Nanzan Institute for Religion & Culture in Nagoya and is associate editor of the Japanese Journal of Religious Studies.

 Roy Parviz Mottahedeh, the Gurney Professor of History at Harvard University, is the author of a book about the Shi‘ites of Iran, The Mantle of the Prophet, and an introduction to Shi'ite legal reasoning, just published as part of his translation and analysis of Muhammad Baqir's Lessons in Islamic Jurisprudence.


Michele Rosenthal teaches in the department of communication at the University of Haifa. Her current research focuses on popular religion and the media in the Israeli context.


Marc D. Stern is assistant executive director of the American Jewish Congress and co-director of its Commission on Law and Social Action. He is one of the nation’s foremost experts on the law of church and state.