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Burden of choice

Barry Schwartz’s book became a page-turner for me when he began discussing a survey of preferences in medical care. The majority of nonpatients said they would want to be in charge of their treatment if they were to get cancer, he reported. But most of those who actually had cancer wanted their doctors to take over.

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.

When Science and Christianity Meet

Christian faith has generally had an uneasy and sometimes extremely contentious relationship with modern science, a relationship that this book explores. Ably edited by two University of Wisconsin historians of science, David C.

American idol

For Stephen Prothero and Richard Wightman Fox, the bad news is that they each published a book about Jesus and American culture at roughly the same time (calling to mind the 1981 contemporaneous publication of books on sexual mores in