October 11, 2013
Nagel’s writings about mind have long provoked controversy, but his latest book is, to many of his fellow intellectuals, outrageous. I think he's on to something.
One might wonder whether there’s really a need for a special discipline to study God’s revelation. Can’t we just read it in the Bible and leave it at that?
We have so confused the sacrament with the legal arrangement that the meaning of marriage as a Christian mystery has been lost.
Is it a coincidence that this year, which marks the fiftieth anniversary of Maurice Sendak’s 'Where the Wild Things Are,' is also the year our firstborn turned two?
The last liberal theologians worth mentioning, in the opinion of Theo Hobson, were Reinhold Niebuhr and Paul Tillich.
In 'Waiting for the Barbarians,' Mendelsohn has collected essays originally published in the New York Review of Books, the New York Times, and elsewhere.
In manipulating a mouse’s memory so that it recalls being shocked in a spot where it wasn’t, science has opened the door to the eventual recreation of our pasts.
Readers respond on Joseph Bottum, Christians in Syria, and the definition of "marriage."
of a late August evening / comes a light through maples / and over orange marigolds / a light that eddies over fallen apples
A conversation on our most egregious death-avoidance tactic: the disappearance of the dead themselves from the rituals at which their presence is indispensable.
John Ponsoldt avoids triteness and makes you care; Cate Blanchett's operatic and annihilating performance makes Woody Allen's newest film a keeper.