Catherine Nixey is right: the early Christians were violently destructive. So were the Romans, the Persians, and the plagues that swept across the ancient world.
Vincent van Gogh, Still Life With French Novels and Rose, oil on canvas, 1887.
Both parties advocate freeing individuals to pursue self-interested goals, argues Patrick Deneen. This has fractured society.
What makes a person able to see evil and stand against it without fear?
Leni Zumas's novel makes a political point. More importantly, it cultivates empathy.
Bowler's memoir honestly confronts the pervasive idea that we get what we deserve.
Ronald Osborn integrates a biblical perspective with humanistic values.
Motivated in part by the whitewashing of a radical legacy, Patrick Parr explores King's seminary years and the roots planted there.
Joshua Jipp's book does something few biblical scholars attempt: it offers explicit proposals for the church.
How did an Afro-pessimist who doesn't believe in hope become the darling of white liberals?
Alice McDermott ponders a mystery: How is it that women hear the calling and find the strength to love and support their neighbors?