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David Mislin

David Mislin

Assistant Professor, Intellectual Heritage Program, Temple University

David Mislin is a historian of the nineteenth- and twentieth-century United States, with a focus on American intellectual and religious history. After receiving his Ph.D. from Boston University, he joined the Temple University faculty where he teaches in the Intellectual Heritage program. He is the author of Saving Faith: Making Religious Pluralism an American Value at the Dawn of the Secular Age (Cornell University Press, 2015). He has contributed chapters to several edited volumes on religion and American life, and published recent scholarly articles in the Journal of the Historical Society, Religion and American Culture, and Church History: Studies in Christianity and Culture.

How a 1905 debate about 'tainted' Rockefeller money is a reminder of ethical dilemmas today

Oct 04, 2019 15:02 pm UTC| Insights & Views Politics

Many nonprofits, including top universities and museums are confronting serious ethical dilemmas regarding accepting tainted money. The MIT Media Lab, an interdisciplinary research lab, has been widely criticized for...

When Americans tried – and failed – to reunite Christianity

Nov 08, 2017 14:58 pm UTC| Insights & Views Life Politics

Five hundred years ago, Martin Luther, a German monk, initiated a split in Christianity that came to be known as the Protestant Reformation. After the Reformation, deep divisions between Protestants and Catholics...

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Economy

France to utilize 'railway highways' in achieving greener economy

France will develop railway highways to carry food and other goods to minimize the delivery by trucks to reduce the countrys carbon footprint. According to French Prime Minister Jean Castex, a fresh food train linking...

S. Korea to deliver $5.15-M assistance to 6 countries

South Korea will provide over $5 million to assist the emerging economies of Uganda, Kyrgyzstan, Vietnam, Cambodia, Colombia, and Haiti in helping deal with the COVID-19 pandemic and pursue digital and green development...

Portugal to speed up renewable hydrogen projects in polluting sectors

The Portuguese government has selected 37 consortiums interested in building production units of green energy in the country. Portugal is preparing an application to Europes Important Project of Common European Interest...

German automotive industry optimistic of export prospects

Export expectations in Germanys manufacturing sector rose in July to 6.9 points from the -2.2 in the previous month with the automotive industry among the most optimistic due to economic recovery in many...

German real GDP growth shrinks in Q2 2020, likely to rebound in Q3

Germanys real GDP shrank in the second quarter by 10.1 percent on a quarter-on-quarter basis. The fall was therefore slightly larger than consensus expectations of a decline of 9 percent. According to statisticians, all...

Politics

Joe Biden's announcement of running mate delayed by two weeks

Former vice president Joe Bidens campaign continues to ramp up its efforts less than 100 days until the November elections. Despite Biden having announced that he will reveal his chosen running mate this week, it appears...

Donald Trump: POTUS threatens Nevada with a lawsuit to block the state's mail-in voting

Donald Trump has staunchly opposed casting votes by mail, despite the pandemic forcing many Americans to stay indoors as per orders of the state governors. Now, as the state of Nevada is on the verge of signing legislation...

Donald Trump: POTUS criticizes Dr. Deborah Birx's warning about COVID-19 pandemic in the US

Donald Trump is known for often contradicting statements made by public health experts regarding COVID-19, from Dr. Anthony Fauci to Dr. Deborah Birx among other health experts. Recently, he criticized Dr. Birxs warning...

World War 3: Experts call for NATO to take action as China increases its military expenses

Several countries are at odds with each other, sparking fears of a possible World War 3 in our midst. As reports of China increasing its military expenses surface, many defense experts have now urged NATO to take...

Science

Mars mission: Scientist claims Red Planet mission may bring back bacteria that could harm the Earth

It is only seen in fiction, where bacteria from outer space turns one thing into a potentially harmful being. One expert claims it may really be the case with the Mars mission, saying that astronauts may bring back harmful...

Climate change: Two polar ice caps revealed to have completely melted in a span of three years

As the world battles with the pandemic that is COVID-19, there is also the existing problem of climate change, as temperatures are rising and causing the frozen polar regions to start melting at a shocking pace. The...

COVID-19: Scientist claims coronavirus created in military lab, not in wet market

Ever since its outbreak in Wuhan, China back in December of 2019, scientists have been trying to look into the origins of COVID-19 with several theories as to where the virus came from. According to a leading scientist,...

NASA: Scientists warn about 'Bermuda Triangle in space' that could affect spacecraft carrying Perseverance Rover

NASA successfully launched its Perseverance Rover on its seven-month voyage to Mars to look for signs of life. However, prior to the launch, the agencys scientists have warned about a region in space dubbed as the Bermuda...

Technology

‘Halo Infinite’ listing suggests it’s a ‘battle royale shooting’ game

Halo Infinite has been one of the most anticipated titles in the Xbox community, especially with a next-generation console arriving this year. However, information spotted from the Xbox Japan website suggests fans of the...

Fans insist there are ‘GTA 6’ Easter eggs on ‘GTA V’ airport doors

Rockstar Games cannot blame fans of the Grand Theft Auto franchise if they keep speculating on the supposed announcement or release date of GTA 6. More recently, some players are claiming they may have spotted Easter eggs...

‘The Last of Us’ TV producer assures fans they won’t ‘undo’ the original plot

Work on the The Last of Us TV pilot seems to be moving along over the previous months, and producer Craig Mazin has made an important promise to the avid fans of the franchise. He promised that the changes they will apply...

‘Cyberpunk 2077’: V remains alert for potential threats during NPC interactions

In most role-playing games, dialogues with non-playable characters are often a good time for the protagonist to relax. That will not be the case for V as Cyberpunk 2077 developers aim for realistic interactions in the...
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