What brought down the Roman Empire? Kyle Harper says it was plague and cold climate.
Vincent van Gogh, Still Life With French Novels and Rose, oil on canvas, 1887.
Is private management more efficient? Is it wrong to profit from punishment? Is the whole idea immoral in concept?
What counts as fundamentalism? David Harrington Watt and Sathianathan Clarke give contrasting answers.
Telling the story of his wife's tragic illness, Douglas Groothuis combines lament with grace-filled love.
Maybe Fire Sermon is more fundamentally a parable about religion.
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.