Books

Books

Holy highways

Lamenting the free-spirited nature of Gen-Xers, a monastic friend of mine once told his abbot that the community might have to skip a generation in its search for new members. “This generation is all spirituality,” he said, “but it just can’t commit to the religious life.” Hold on, Brother.

Graven Ideologies

Because Idolatry has never really been about the worship of stone and wood, the mere prohibition of graven images is not enough to prevent idols from usurping God’s place in the lives of the faithful.

What Price Better Health? Hazards of the Research Imperative

Daniel Callahan, best known for almost single-handedly starting the bioethics movement in this country, here tackles our fascination with research.

A 'chosen people'

Without the myths that form its spiritual “glue” the United States would disintegrate, argues historian Richard Hughes.

Everyday Apocalypse: The Sacred Revealed in Radiohead, the Simpsons, and Other Pop Culture Icons

David Dark searches for God in popular culture, considering film, television and rock music in his quest for what he calls apocalyptic, or revelatory, art.