Medicine, Power, and the Care of the Dying
Jeffrey Bishop is both a physician and a philosopher. Here he turns his clinical and analytical gaze on medicine, and his diagnosis is bleak.
Several current tales of Snow White nod at feminist critique—while leaving the old paradigms for female power and beauty intact.
The ministry of the risen Lord
For years I have heard it said that the Christian community is to "incarnate" Jesus through word and deed. This makes me nervous.
The moral hazards of football
A sociologist might see in football a society's need to control and ritualize violence. The church fathers, however, weren't much for sociologists.
An Unfettered Mind
Kitty Ferguson's biography of Stephen Hawking is an important book for anyone interested in who and what we are—and where we're going.