Jul 25, 2012

vol 129 No. 15

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What is it about theological educators that allows them to get along with civility and respect in spite of wide theological diversity? I attended the recent biennial meeting of the Association of Theological Schools and was impressed with the spirit of friendship there.
July 10, 2012

Blessed and dangerous

The spate of books on John Henry Newman shows that there is little hope of settling arguments about him—or about Benedict's understanding of him.
July 17, 2012

Game of Thrones

It seems like all anyone wants to talk about is power. And the best show on television about power is Game of Thrones.
July 15, 2012

To Rome with Love

Lit by the prodigious cinematographer Darius Khondji, Rome looks glorious in Woody Allen’s latest, an omnibus of four loosely connected comedies in different styles. The movie is a pleasant diversion, if rather clumsy in its construction.
July 8, 2012

Prometheus

The extraterrestrial vistas in Prometheus, Ridley Scott’s prequel to his 1979 blockbuster hit Alien, are handsome (Dariusz Wolski shot them), but the movie is an expensive dud, dull and incoherent.
July 10, 2012