Theology

Theology

Books

A Review of Adam Smith: An Enlightened Life

The Scottish Enlightenment of the 18th century was fascinating be­cause it pondered the deepest questions of how a social order can be structured to maximize human welfare. This movement explored human nature and the social institutions that would work best with the forces that really govern behavior.

Books

Science without wonder

Marilynne Robinson's first nonfiction volume since The Death of Adam is de­manding and elegant. Readers expecting a de­fense of theism against the new atheist fundamentalism, however, will be dis­appointed.

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A review of A Gentler God

In 1986 Doug Frank published one of the most intriguing books in an outpouring of historical writing on Amer­ican evangelical Protestants. Its title, Less Than Conquerors, inverted a well-known Pauline phrase popular in revival traditions on both sides of the Atlantic.