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Gospel fantasy

If you’ve not read Dan Brown’s The Da Vinci Code, you’re in a shrinking group. More than 7 million hardback copies of the novel are in print, and it has by the publisher’s count been translated into more than 40 languages. It has remained at or near the top of most bestseller lists since its appearance a year ago.

Inscribing the Text: Sermons and Prayers of Walter Brueggemann

A good preacher should be able to teach in a right and orderly way . . . be able to speak well . . . have a good memory . . . be sure of the material and be diligent . . . stake body and life, goods and honor on it . . . [and] know when to stop,” said Martin Luther.

High anxiety

If life in America has improved so much since World War II, why do we feel so insecure and unhappy?

She Who Changes: Re-Imagining the Divine in the World

When Carol Christ’s mother was dying, with her husband and daughter flanking the death bed, Christ felt a sensation she had never before experienced: the room was flooded with love.

Sexual Violence and American Manhood

Sexual violence against women—pervasive in our society—is largely hidden, as in the oppressive presence of date rape on university campuses.