Richard Lischer teaches at Duke Divinity School. His most recent book is Reading the Parables (Westminster John Knox).
The Life-Changing Wisdom of History’s Greatest Poem
A review of books by Rod Dreher and Alberto Manguel
Dante speaks to the uncertainties of every generation, to those who have awakened lost in an impenetrable darkness.
The essence of spiritual memoir
A memoir becomes explicitly Christian when it derives its literary power from the power of the gospel. It doesn't preach, it shows.
Repentance and the cross
Before we can say that "earth to earth" is a good thing, we have to believe it's really going to happen—not just to others, but to us.
The Struggle for Civil Rights in the Shadow of Martin Luther King, Jr.
What happened to the civil rights movement? David Chappell offers a carefully wrought study of a nation's fitful waking from a beautiful dream.
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