(RNS) — Roth was a literary archaeologist who dug deep into his imagination and memory to re-create the American Jewish milieu of his youth.
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(RNS) — Though Roth was an avowed atheist, Judaism was a perennial theme in much of his work.
(AP) — The seminary Rabbi Aaron Panken led is the leading institution for the training of rabbis in the Reform movement, the largest stream of Judaism in the U.S.
(RNS) — His theology contrasted sharply with traditional views by articulating God’s identification with U.S. blacks.
(RNS) — His nonbelief was more of a slow simmer than Richard Dawkins' explosive ire.
(RNS) — 'He would have to be viewed as by far the most important, single religious figure of the 20th century here in America,' said Randall Balmer, chairman of the religion department at Dartmouth College.
CHESTER, Va. (AP) — Walker was a key player in the civil rights movement, brought in by the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. to be the executive director of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference.
(AP) — Along with Andrae Crouch, James Cleveland and a handful of others, Hawkins was credited as a founder of modern gospel music.
(RNS) — Monson served in leadership roles for half a century for the world's 16 million Mormons.
(RNS) — Smith raised fundamental questions about the nature of religion and the challenges of comparing it across cultures.
VATICAN CITY (AP) — The disgraced former archbishop of Boston's failures to stop child molesters in the priesthood sparked what would become the worst crisis in American Catholicism.
(RNS) — Sproul was known for his worldwide radio broadcast, 'Renewing Your Mind,' as well as dozens of books, including 'Everyone’s a Theologian.'
(RNS) — A onetime gospel singer and groundbreaking African-American talk show host, she was later known for her lead role in the TV series “Touched by an Angel"
(RNS) — The RNS columnist who chronicled his spiritual journey with brain cancer died at 62.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — In 1994, he was chosen as a member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, a high-level governing body of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.