Books

Books

Living the Sabbath

In a high school sociology course called “Man in Society”—the very title dates me—one assignment was to dream up hobbies we might pursue in middle age.

Alcohol, Addiction and Christian Ethics

As both a clinical psychiatrist and an Anglican priest-theologian at England’s Durham University, Christopher Cook has doubly impressive credentials for writing this book. And as both a Christian ethicist (retired) and a recovering alcoholic (from which there is no retirement), I was doubly eager to read it.

BookMarks

Charles Darwin’s great-great-grandson and a successful Hollywood screenwriter describes the 2005 “intelligent design” trial in Dover, Pennsylvania.

Us, them and the Crusades

When Pope Benedict XVI recently quoted a 14th-century emperor who claimed that Islam’s singular contribution to the world was the doctrine of spreading religion by violence, Muslim reaction was swift and angry.

Mysteries of the Middle Ages

At the beginning of the third section of Mysteries of the Middle Ages Thomas Cahill states, “The Middle Ages are a great jumble.