The Collected Sermons of Walter Brueggemann, Volume Two, by Walter Brueggemann

These sermons are organized according to the church year, with a handful prepared for milestones such as graduation or marriage. They show the author’s understanding of preaching as the outcome of a layered imagination.

Shaping Public Theology, by Max L. Stackhouse

The essays in this volume provide an accessible and comprehensive introduction to Max Stackhouse's thought, and they raise provocative questions about how we are constructing public theology today.

Eager to Love, by Richard Rohr, and When Saint Francis Saved the Church, by Jon M. Sweeney

Richard Rohr and Jon Sweeney, authors of two new books on St. Francis, would be united in their advice to us: forget the statue with the birds.

The price of peace

As Lawrence Wright nicely chronicles, Jimmy Carter faced a daunting task at Camp David in 1978. Carter, Menachem Begin, and Anwar el-Sadat each had much at stake.

Penelope Fitzgerald, by Hermione Lee

Penelope Fitzgerald wrote her first novel at 60 and became famous at 80. "How does she do it?" asked A. S. Byatt. Hermione Lee tries to answer.