ancient world


An Introduction to Design Arguments, by Benjamin C. Jantzen

Many people have an intuition that the natural world shows purpose, order, or providence. Benjamin Jantzen does a marvelous job analyzing the attempts to turn that intuition into arguments.


Social and Economic Life in Second Temple Judea, by Samuel L. Adams

Samuel Adams's book is important on two counts: he focuses on the once-neglected period of the Second Temple, and he asks economic questions rather than theological-spiritual ones.


Gratitude, by Peter J. Leithart

Spring books

Peter Leithart’s book can be seen as one long act of ingratitude. Sometimes, he seems to be saying it is more blessed to reject than to receive.


Fleeing Herod, by James Cowan

James Cowan's book follows the Holy Family's path through Egypt. It is anchored in numerous conversations with monks, nuns, guides and fellow pilgrims.