Books

Books

How the Bible Became a Book: The Textualization of Ancient Israel

It is easy for us to underestimate the aura that surrounded a written text in the ancient world. As you read this review, you are performing something that once seemed like magic: converting signs on a printed page into human speech.

Call to arms

Conventional wisdom holds that a select group of World War I poets and writers, Siegfried Sassoon and Wilfred Owen among them, forever changed the way we see war.
Cover Story

Pursuing Kerry

Complaints about John Kerry’s “religion problem” are of a piece with complaints about his personality.

Coming Out in Christianity: Religion, Identity and Community

While “gay Christian” is an oxymoron to some conservative Protestants, it is an equally bewildering term to many radicals in the gay liberation movement. To “come out” as a Christian in the gay community can be as trying as it is to come out as a homosexual in the church.

Sexuality and Holy Longing: Embracing Intimacy in a Broken World

Lisa Graham McMinn explores hot-button topics like abortion, homosexuality, masturbation, pornography and other sexual issues in her book. Her premise is that all sexuality is a function of our drive toward intimacy with God and with others. As sin has damaged the rest of the world, so has it damaged sexuality.