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And for your summer reading list ...

by Brad A. Greenberg

July 31, 2014 | 7:43 am

Vox offers a list of 10 religion articles to read while the New Yorker archive is free. I think that's until September, which makes this a good summer reading list. 

Links to each piece and synopses here.

The Shalom Auslander piece is a personal favorite, but another personal favorite, Peter J. Boyer's "The Jesus War" (about Mel Gibson and "The Passion of the Christ"), is missing. Come to think of it, the list is void of anything Boyer. And that is stunning.

Also surprisingly missing from this list—and supporting Mollie Hemingway's recent critique that young journalists don't realize there was a world before the 2000s—is anything, well, old. The earliest piece dates from, wait for it …2001.

So while this is a good place to start for New Yorker religion articles, it's hardly a best-of list.

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