she: robed and wordless, by Lou Ella Hickman

This slim volume of poetry gives voice to the women of the Bible, named and unnamed.

Cradled by God

A review of John Cobb

What's the biblical God's essential characteristic? According to Cobb, it's the loving care a mother or father gives an infant.

Hope without Optimism, by Terry Eagleton

This provocative book portrays hope as a virtue, a moral orientation that can be cultivated actively, a matter of will.

Moral constructions of HIV

A review of Anthony M. Petro

Once gay men were identified in public as the primary victims of and imagined cause of the disease, it became a moral crisis rather than a medical one.

War No More, edited by Lawrence Rosenwald

This comprehensive collection, spanning 300 years and 150 authors, includes excerpts from political writers such as Martin Luther King Jr., Daniel Berrigan, Dorothy Day, Shirley Chisholm, and Barack Obama, but also a surprising array of artistic voices: Mark Twain, Joan Baez, Denise Levertov, and Bill Watter­son.