Henry L. Carrigan Jr.
Henry L. Carrigan Jr. is a book reviewer and cultural critic who lives in the Chicago area.
Flannery O’Connor’s letters with Caroline Gordon and other friends
Two new collections add to the landmark volume The Habit of Being.
by Henry L. Carrigan Jr. October 18, 2019
Serene Jones’s memoir poses as many theological questions as answers
Theology is story, and Jones is a rousing storyteller.
by Henry L. Carrigan Jr. May 10, 2019
James Cone and the liberating spirit of blackness
In his final memoir, Cone’s testimony resounds.
by Henry L. Carrigan Jr. October 18, 2018
Zadie Smith leaves no cultural stone unturned
Smith's collection of essays considers the self as an improvised response to language and the world.
by Henry L. Carrigan Jr. May 21, 2018
The vocation of Henry David Thoreau
Thoreau's beautiful writing, biographer Laura Dassow Walls shows, is scripture waiting to be heard.
by Henry L. Carrigan Jr. December 19, 2017