The Century asked professors, writers, and policy makers to tell us about a book they would want to hand to their elected officials to read.
Vincent van Gogh, Still Life With French Novels and Rose, oil on canvas, 1887.
I relate to physical sickness more easily than mental illness. So does our culture.
Theologies of entitlement, enslaving, and extinguishing indigenous communities have shaped policy since the 15th century.
Even in the secular imagination, dying has become a vocation.
Sex is complicated. So is Christian reflection on it.
As we make laws and try to adjudicate justice, we often lose sight of the human faces affected.
The United States has been engaged for decades in a seemingly endless series of wars and military operations.
There’s a place in society for prophetic denunciation. There’s also a place for restraint.
Matthew Skinner, Philip Jenkins, Grant Wacker, and Mary Clark Moschella recommend the best new books in their fields.
Mary Clark Moschella recommends the best recently published books in her field.