Books

Books

Make believe

One of my graduate school professors, commenting on a historian famous for his prolific reading and reviewing of recent work in American history, said, “We should be grateful to him.

The rite stuff

A recent Sunday worship service moved me to tears. Despite being an analytical sociologist committed to rational descriptions of human behavior, my eyes welled up. Our pastor invited parishioners desiring to be healed to come forward and be anointed with three drops of oil on the forehead.

Summer picks

If you are searching for a book to take along on summer travels, or simply for an excursion to the back porch, the editors have some recommendations:

What kind of pacifist?

Stanley Hauerwas and I first met at a conference at Bethel College in Kansas in the early 1980s.

The Cross in Our Context: Jesus and the Suffering World

If Douglas John Hall is right, the gospel has been almost eclipsed by Christian triumphalism.