Richard Lischer teaches at Duke Divinity School. His most recent book is Stations of the Heart: Parting with a Son.
Julian Barnes’s attempt to console himself with “It’s just the universe doing its stuff” recalls C.S. Lewis’s recoil from the “goodness” of God.
Seeing Beyond the Game
Baseball continues to receive elegiac tributes. John Sexton's latest joins company with the works of some impressive lovers of the game.
One reader to another
When you buy a used book, it's like joining a conversation in progress—a conversation that may outlast you.
Holy Week and the art of losing
When I was a child, it was the mysterious shadows that attracted me to Holy Week. Now it’s something different.
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