Angela Alaimo O’Donnell’s poems carry the vision that all land, all people, and all moments are sacred.
The writer and curator expounds on his celebrated exhibition’s thesis: that reimagining Black space and time with the fantastical invites a new way of being in the world.
New books about the Old Testament
In either case, Elizabeth McCracken’s account of losing a mother is wrenching and tender.
The protagonist of Lydia Millet’s new novel is like a mother hen, both to his neighbors and to the birds.
Taylor Brorby’s coming-of-age memoir is a work of defiance. But it is not a tragedy.
New books addressing theological challenges
Cody Sanders and Mikeal Parsons yearn for a better theology around death, dying, and the body.
John McGreevy makes what could have become a dull textbook into a riveting narrative of Catholicism’s modern history.
Anne Blue Wills highlights the complexity of a woman convinced by her Christian culture that she was created by God to support her husband.
New books shaping conversations on ethics
This formidable yet accessible book should be homework for every thoughtful American.
Minister and veteran David Peters invites us to consider our own post-traumatic identities in a new light.
Journalist Nicholas Dawidoff tells the tragic story of Bobby Johnson and his neighborhood on the poor, Black side of town.
In Jon Fosse’s Septology, a tragic vision of faith shines with a luminous darkness.
Ross Gay’s new essay collection explores the revolutionary tactics of delight.
Her elegant memoir is packed with information on the animals and landscapes she observes—and the threats to their future.
The Ghanaian theologian offered new methodological approaches in the wake of imperialism.