Maybe Fire Sermon is more fundamentally a parable about religion.
Vincent van Gogh, Still Life With French Novels and Rose, oil on canvas, 1887.
Smith's collection of essays considers the self as an improvised response to language and the world.
The eccentric preacher's ideas hover between God's absolute otherness and God's self-revelation in Christ.
As Roland Boer and Christina Petterson see it, the Gospels contradict the witness of Jesus about slavery and property.
Does biblical scholarship still matter for the life of faith?
Smith is acutely aware of injustice and violence—and remarkably hopeful about the possibility of reconciliation.
Amy Chua considers why we cling to people who look and act like us.
Theology lives in the space between apocalypticism and Christian Platonism.
In a globalized world, Michael Ignatieff argues, grand moral values have failed. What's left is virtue.
What does hope look like in the face of racism?