Books

Books

Communion and Otherness: Further Studies in Personhood and the Church

Interest in Eastern Orthodoxy has been rising for several decades. At a time when many churches simplify and repackage their messages in current idioms that can seem shallow and ephemeral, Orthodoxy offers some people a deeper mystery and a stable tradition.

BookMarks

The 200 black and white photos are glorious enough to make this book worth the price, even without the rich accompanying text.

Heaven explained

Christians don’t go to heaven when we die—that’s the dramatic way to summarize N. T. Wright’s book. The Christian hope is that our bodies will be raised on a transformed Earth when Christ returns, not that our souls will be freed of our bodies so that they can get to heaven.

Johnny Cash and the Great American Contradiction: Christianity and the Battle for the Soul of a Nation

Alasdair MacIntyre famously compared dying for the modern nation-state to dying for the phone company. One cannot imagine a more dismissive claim about this country for Americans, whether on the left or right, for whom the U.S.

The liberal Chesterton

G. K. Chesterton as Controversialist, Essayist, Novelist and Critic. By John D. Coates. Edwin Mellen Press, 206 pp., $109.95

Chesterton and Evil. By Mark Knight. Fordham University Press, 224 pp., $55.00.

Chesterton and Tolkien as Theologians: The Fantasy of the Real. By Alison Milbank. T & T Clark, 208 pp., $120.00.