Books

Books

Movement on the right

In 1976 Jerry Falwell got a phone call from Jody Powell, special assistant to Jimmy Carter—a call that launched the Religious Right. Powell asked Falwell to tone down his criticism of Carter’s interview with Playboy magazine.
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En-raptured

"I heard that when the tribulation comes, China will be one of the few countries with a big enough army to take over the United States.” My parishioner looked at me earnestly, awaiting confirmation of her theological and political obs

Why Jesus Died

However one assesses Mel Gibson’s The Passion of the Christ, the film has drawn attention to the death of Jesus in a way that preachers and teachers, who annually labor to place Good Friday before their people, can only envy. One could scarcely have imagined that the crucifixion would become a topic for movie reviewers and talk show hosts.

Homegrown

China has the potential to become a superpower rivaling the U.S. It already is playing a critical political role in Asia, and its economic power is global.

The Dark Night of the Soul: A Psychiatrist Explores the Connection Between Darkness and Spiritual Growth

Saints such as the 16th-century Carmelites Teresa of Ávila and John of the Cross have become guardians of others across time—certainly so for the American psychiatrist Gerald May, who takes to heart their remarks and their manner of engaging a religion they dared regard with