A Syllable of Water: Twenty Writers of Faith Reflect on Their Art

In her chapter on novel writing in this collection, Doris Betts decries writing teachers who ask their students whether they really have anything to say. It’s the wrong question for a writer. As Betts asserts, “Only allegorists start from that end and work backward.


The Complete Julian of Norwich is the latest volume in Paraclete’s Giants series, which collects the works of major writers in the Christian tradition.

Global influence

There is a story told about the alleged waning of Christianity that has been popular among secularists since the late 19th century.

Just Hospitality: God's Welcome in a World of Difference

This book is a work of love. Letty Russell, longtime professor at Yale Divinity School, died July 12, 2007, in her home, surrounded by family and friends in a way that epitomized her own practice of hospitality. Two of her close friends, her longtime companion and collaborator, J.

Them That Believe: The Power and Meaning of the Christian Serpent-Handling Tradition

What does it mean to have faith? Is it knowing that God has provided a sacrifice to atone for our sins, or is it believing that the bread and wine represent the body and blood of Christ?