A special Christmas review of noteworthy books, music and TV.
How Paul redefines monotheism
How can Paul navigate the choppy waters of a pagan environment, with its idols and temples? The obvious place to start is the Shema.
Disabilities and the choices parents make
When my daughter broke her femur, it seemed clear that we shouldn't conceive another child who might inherit my bone disorder. That clarity was short-lived.
Alternatives to the common lectionary
The RCL includes a few "optional" readings, to be subbed in as needed. Of course, it's all optional—and there are other lectionaries out there.
Our fall books issue's reviews include Greg Carey on Reza Aslan, Katherine Willis Pershey on Debbie Blue, Philip Jenkins on Diarmaid MacCulloch and more.
The Century's work relies primarily on subscriptions and donations. Thank you for supporting nonprofit journalism.
Support us by buying books: