Books

Books

Poetic solitude

A review of Michael N. McGregor

From his youth Lax experienced a love of God that would not abate, calling him toward both solitude and engagement with others.

The Finest Traditions of My Calling, by Abraham M. Nussbaum

Nussbaum, a psychiatrist who labels himself a “bad Catholic,” delves with religious fervor into the mystery of his calling to serve people who suffer. Guided by mentors like Basil of Caesarea, Hilde­gard of Bingen, and Stanley Hauerwas, he envisions medical care as a precious craft honed by the development of virtue. 

Politics beyond party

A review of Kristopher Norris and Sam Speers

Do we bring our preformed politics into church or does the church transform us into disciples who practice a Jesus kind of politics?

Evolution heals

A review of Jeremy Taylor

Peanut allergies are rare in Africa, where children are exposed early and often to a variety of microbes that we might regard as old friends.

Cultivating equality

A review of Anthony B. Atkinson

Even if increased equity were to involve a slightly smaller pie, the resulting social order may be preferred. When poverty declines, the social costs of poverty fall, and despair is replaced by hope.