Middle East expert Joshua Landis
"What's going on is a nation-building process. It's similar to what happened at the end of World War I, when major empires were destroyed."
Our spring books issue's reviews include Amy Frykholm on Toni Morrison, Jason Byassee on Richard Hays, Katherine Willis Pershey on Lauren Winner, and more.
Our spring books issue includes scholars' recommendations of the best recently published books in Old Testament, theology, and ethics.
Notes on three spiritual writers
A pet peeve of mine is the pigeonholing of authors—especially the label "nature writers" inflicted on certain writers of immense spiritual power.
The not-so-epic life of Karl Ove Knausgaard
Karl Ove Knausgaard forced me to cancel six months of my life in order to fixate on 30 years of his.
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