Books

Books

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A book I'd like my elected officials to read

Fall books

The Century asked professors, writers, and policy makers to tell us about a book they would want to hand to their elected officials to read.

The feminine and the land

A book I'd like my elected officials to read

Theologies of entitlement, enslaving, and extinguishing indigenous communities have shaped policy since the 15th century.

Death's call and our response

Even in the secular imagination, dying has become a vocation.

Purity, consent, and other lenses on sexual ethics

Sex is complicated. So is Christian reflection on it.

When mercy and justice meet

A book I'd like my elected officials to read

As we make laws and try to adjudicate justice, we often lose sight of the human faces affected.