Are the rest of us so different from our brothers and sisters in Libya or in Charleston? Are they heroes with whom we can never identify?
Will Campbell once held a funeral for a town. This odd act showed how the practices of death and dying aren’t just for individuals.
Most moral arguments against suicide are built on premises of faith. But Jennifer Hecht, a poet and first-rate historian of ideas, is intent on providing secular reasons for refraining from it.
For some Christians, the menace of apostasy is anything but distant or theoretical.