Against the Tide Love in a Time of Petty Dreams and Persisting Enmities Miroslav Volf Eerdmans, $18, 222 pp.
Anyone, a friend of mine once observed, can write a long book, but it requires a real mastery of one’s material and a decent prose style to write a good short essay. The British writer Cyril Connolly described this challenge as the “tyranny of eight hundred words.” Miroslav Volf, a Free Church theologian who teaches at Yale, proves equal...
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