Balancing political realism with an openness to grace is not easy. But Arendt and Kiess propose just such a balance, so that “politics becomes the art of being born.”
Human sexuality is fraught, particularly when mixed with the complexities of culture, religion, patriarchy, and adolescence.
From his youth Lax experienced a love of God that would not abate, calling him toward both solitude and engagement with others.
Nussbaum, a psychiatrist who labels himself a “bad Catholic,” delves with religious fervor into the mystery of his calling to serve people who suffer. Guided by mentors like Basil of Caesarea, Hildegard of Bingen, and Stanley Hauerwas, he envisions medical care as a precious craft honed by the development of virtue.
Do we bring our preformed politics into church or does the church transform us into disciples who practice a Jesus kind of politics?
Peanut allergies are rare in Africa, where children are exposed early and often to a variety of microbes that we might regard as old friends.