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Patton Dodd is a writer and editor in Maryland. He holds a PhD in religion and literature from Boston University. His writing on religion and American culture has appeared in a range of publications including TheWall Street Journal, Washington Post, The Atlantic, Slate, CNN.com, Newsweek, Christianity Today, Books & Culture, Killing the Buddha, and The Shambhala Sun. A former editor at OnFaith and Patheos, he is also the author of the memoir My Faith So Far: A Story of Conversion and Confusion and the ebook The Tebow Mystique: The Faith and Fans of Football's Most Polarizing Player.