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Tuesday’s Religion News Roundup: The Last Testament; Episcopal abandonment; Western Wall

Just in time for the holidays, God has a new book out called the“The Last Testament,”as “revealed” to a Daily Show writer. The NYT calls it “pseudoquaint.” Speaking of writers, the lateDavid Foster Wallacereportedly flirted with joining the Catholic Church near the end of his life. David Brooks has been reading about Augustine and saysRepublicans and Democrats remind him of the Donatists. “They were more interested in following their accepted doctrine than in looking at reality.” Lisa Miller has been reading aboutthe black churchand says it may be the answer to the laggardly liberal movement’s prayers. TheEpiscopal bishop of South Carolinahas been cleared of charges that he “abandoned” the communion of Episcopal Church. Read full post here.

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Tracy Simmons is an award winning journalist specializing in religion reporting, digital entrepreneurship and social journalism. In her 15 years on the religion beat, Simmons has tucked a notepad in her pocket and found some of her favorite stories aboard cargo ships in New Jersey, on a police chase in Albuquerque, in dusty Texas church bell towers, on the streets of New York and in tent cities in Haiti.
Simmons has worked as a multimedia journalist for newspapers across New Mexico, Texas and Connecticut. Currently she serves as the executive director of SpokaneFAVS.com, a digital journalism start-up covering religion news and commentary in Spokane, Wash. She is also a Scholarly Assistant Professor at Washington State University.

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