Selections from the Writings of Max L. Stackhouse
The essays in this volume provide an accessible and comprehensive introduction to Max Stackhouse's thought, and they raise provocative questions about how we are constructing public theology today.
The Alternative Way of Francis of Assisi
How a Converted Medieval Troubadour Created a Spiritual Vision for the Ages
Richard Rohr and Jon Sweeney, authors of two new books on St. Francis, would be united in their advice to us: forget the statue with the birds.
As Lawrence Wright nicely chronicles, Jimmy Carter faced a daunting task at Camp David in 1978. Carter, Menachem Begin, and Anwar el-Sadat each had much at stake.
Penelope Fitzgerald wrote her first novel at 60 and became famous at 80. "How does she do it?" asked A. S. Byatt. Hermione Lee tries to answer.
In The Basilica of St. Francis in Assisi, the darling among splendidly artistic cathedrals is stunningly brought to life.
Today Lincoln is remembered mostly for his ideals. In his lifetime, people were fascinated with his appearance. This is Richard Wightman Fox's starting point.
Europe and the Islamic World is a grandly ambitious attempt to sketch the interaction of faiths and regions from the seventh century to the present.
Celebrating the Joys of Letter Writing
Nina Sankovitch explores the meaning and value of letters in our post-postal age.
And Other Lessonsfrom the Crematory
Morticians haven't charged too much, they've done too much. With this precisely correct claim, Caitlin Doughty earns her contrarian stripes.
An Unapologetic Life
Among those credited with propelling the women’s movement forward in the 19th century, one name is often left off the list. Lucy Stone was a passionate and fearless orator, an abolitionist, and a proponent of women’s civil and property rights.
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