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Depths of evil and peace

One Good Book deserves another

Why would Psalms and Cormac McCarthy's novel Blood Meridian pop into my head?

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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.” 

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Crux of the matter

Fall books

Fleming Rutledge's magnum opus is many things: a look at the ways the death of Christ has been interpreted, an argument that the how of his death matters, and a protest against Christianity-light.

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Witness to an Extreme Century, by Robert Jay Lifton

Near the end of his memoir, Robert Lifton writes about Victor T., a Jewish doctor who had been an inmate at Auschwitz. While at Auschwitz he acted heroically, tending to patients in one of the camp's infirmaries and often endangering his own life in order to save theirs. Yet when Lifton went to interview Dr.

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An assault and a healing

Working with Available Light: A Family's World after Violence, by Jamie Kalven