Books

Books

Immanuel is the agenda

A review of Samuel Wells

What humankind needs is a love that sticks around, a love that stays put, a love that hangs on. That’s what the cross is.

The black social gospel

A review of Gary Dorrien

In American history, some lives have mattered; others have not. That difference fundamentally has been a racial one.

Dying faithfully

A review of Marilyn Chandler McEntyre

Whether we're dying or living with grief, there are faithful ways to do so. Marilyn Chandler McEntyre points us in the right direction.

Into the dark with Dante

A review of books by Rod Dreher and Alberto Manguel

Dante speaks to the uncertainties of every generation, to those who have awakened lost in an impenetrable darkness.

The myth of a religion/science conflict

A review of Peter Harrison

Are science and religion enemies or friends? Neither, says Peter Harrison—but they're both forms of virtue.

Cultivating character

A review of David Brooks

Cultivating character is the lifelong work of evaluating and choosing between various virtues. It's difficult, and it’s our calling.

Political activism and the God gap

A review of Ryan L. Claassen

Religious polarization among activists and voters exists, in ever-increasing quantity. The question is, why?

Zionism's theological roots

A review of David Novak

How does theology shape Jewish democracy, in light of the many competing claims and complex relationships in the land of Israel?