Walter Scheidel’s tour de force of world history is based almost entirely on counterfactuals.
Vincent van Gogh, Still Life With French Novels and Rose, oil on canvas, 1887.
Wright’s rereading of scripture is brilliant. Too bad he’s so disparaging of other viewpoints.
Stephen Fowl’s fresh approach to the study of idolatry
A literary look at the walls that protect us—and keep us captive
A new collection of Doyle’s nonfiction overflows with wonder.
I wish I’d had Mark Charles and Soong-Chan Rah’s book when I was in college.
How can the church become less of a citadel and more of a field hospital?
Theodore Hiebert’s deft reading elicits a fresh awareness of the legitimacy of the other in Genesis.
Melissa Rogers considers what a healthy role for religion in American public life might look like.
Reformulating the landscape in changing times
The gymnast who brought down Larry Nassar tells her story.
Some ideas have morphed while others have strangely stayed the same.
Natalie Fixmer-Oraiz shows how the post-9/11 US has intensified control of women’s bodies.
The devotional, political poetry of Barbara Crooker
Susan Neiman considers how Americans might learn from Germany.