Books

Books

Faith’s ghastly legacy

A review of Dominic Erdozain

Christians fail to realize that the responsibility for rebellion against the faith lies invariably at their own door.

Precarious housing

A review of Matthew Desmond

In poor communities like the one where I live and work, evictions are not the exception. They’re the norm.

Haunting particularities

A review of Marilynne Robinson

To meet others as God meets us—prickly and imprecise and difficult though we may sometimes be—is a kind of grace.

Hannah Arendt and Theology, by John Kiess

Balancing political realism with an openness to grace is not easy. But Arendt and Kiess propose just such a balance, so that “politics becomes the art of being born.” 

Pure Christian sex?

A review of Sarah Moslener and Dianna Anderson

Human sexuality is fraught, particularly when mixed with the complexities of culture, religion, patriarchy, and adolescence.