Spring books

Reviews

Our spring books issue's reviews include Rachel Marie Stone on Marilynne Robinson, Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove on Matthew Desmond, Lawrence Wood on Mary Rakow, and more.

Empty temples in Japan

Japanese Buddhist adherence is in sharp decline. At every stage of this story, the analogies to Western Catholics are obvious.

On the verge of comprehension

Those who heard the disciples preach on Pentecost comprehended the message in their own language. But that was only the beginning.

One Good Book deserves another

The Bible and books that illuminate it

The Century invited people to comment on their favorite book of the Bible and a book that has helped them appreciate or understand the biblical text.