Conversions to Confessions
A review of Robin Lane Fox
Confessions is not primarily about Augustine at all; it is about God’s activity in the particularity of Augustine’s life.
How an Unheralded Monk Turned His Small Town into a Center of Publishing, Made Himself the Most Famous Man in Europe—and Started the Protestant Reformation
A review of Andrew Pettegree
Luther understood the “aesthetics of the book” but not the economics of the book. He never made a pfennig from his publications.
Living with the String Quartets
The sacred is experienced in liminal spaces where profound silence happens. But behind the silence is activity.
The Transformative Spirit of Love
A review of Grace Ji-Sun Kim
The Spirit’s loving, life-giving, transformative power—Divine Eros—connects us, moves within us, and can heal the wounds of our division.
A Study of Imagery in the Gospel of John
Hart’s vision is at once allegorical, moral, and eschatological. Christ, married to the church, draws us into deeper life with God.
The Third Inkling
Charles Williams’s magical Christianity
Williams was at once theologian, mystic, poet, novelist, editor, playwright, and critic, not to mention (possibly) a living Anglican saint.
A review of Kenneth R. Himes, OFM
How might Christian communities take up war-making and peacemaking as acts of discipleship?
Women Men Work Family
A review of Anne-Marie Slaughter
The social value we give to caring for other people is not simply a women’s issue: it concerns men, women, and the whole society’s common good.
Changing the Way the Church Views Racism
A review of Drew G. I. Hart
Why does the church participate in modern-day lynching, or at most turn a blind eye, rather than protesting as our faith would dictate?
Abraham Lincoln and the Fight for American Opportunity
A review of Harold Holzer and Norton Garfinkle
Lincoln understood that the dream of well-being, if not radically democratized, would for some people only be a nightmare.
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