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Jesus the Forgiving Victim

Alison is trying to administer a radical corrective to how the faith is often presented, and he backs it up with a sophistication that usually justify his excesses.

Living with a Wild God

A dedicated religious nonbeliever tries to make sense of recurring, “strange” episodes of altered consciousness in her life, episodes similar to those of believers.

The Pope and Mussolini

David Kertzer traces the church’s relationship to Italian fascism through a series of vivid biographical sketches.

All Joy and No Fun

Jennifer Senior’s 'All Joy and No Fun' is more serious than its playful cover implies. Why do people have children at all now that having them is not a necessity?

More History, Less Science

Bernard Williams’s literary and philosophical skills are well on display throughout this collection.

Abraham Joshua Heschel

Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel was one of the most eloquent religious figures of the twentieth century—a “jeweler of words,” in the estimation of one colleague.

Bookmarks | Saul Bellow, In His Son's Eyes

Greg Bellow’s memoir on coming to terms with his late father’s flaws. Also: new novels from Claire Messud and James Salter.

Mortal Affirmations

If Dubus were a dogmatist, he would lay judgment on the adulterers in his fiction. Rather, he reveals how faith helps and hurts them in equal amounts.

Doubting Thomas?

Gary Gutting was enthusiastic about Denys Turner's book on Aquinas, but much less so about Aquinas’s thought.

'The Making of Assisi'

As Donal Cooper and Janet Robson show in this fascinating study, the Basilica of St. Francis in Assisi played a crucial part in promoting Francis and his mission.

'Rekindling the Christic Imagination'

The Second Vatican Council isn’t over yet, in the view of Robert P. Imbelli, who notes that the “reception,” and thus the event of the council, is continuing today.

No, Thank Him

At the heart of this fine book is Leithart's treatment of the Christian disruption of settled ideas about gift-giving and gratitude.
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Diary of the Fall

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Distant Neighbors

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No Man's Land

February 19, 2015 | 5 comments

In Paradise: A Novel

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Transformative Experience

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Herzl's Vision

February 9, 2015 | 0 comments

At Home in Exile

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