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Psalm 91

1.     He presides in supreme concealment:         who can bide in Shaddai’s shadow!2.  ...

Holy Envy

The intrepid Harold Bloom once called the New Testament the greatest act of plagiarism in the history of literature. That might sound hyperbolic; but if you include...

Nazi Racism & the Church

It sometimes seems that the controversy over Pope Pius XII and his role during the Holocaust has lasted several lifetimes. In fact the accusation that the pope...

What Are They?

What exactly are the Jews? The question baffles the layperson and the scholar alike. If we define them as adherents to a religion, then how can there be Jews who...

‘Gentiles Only’

It was early morning, and bunches of school kids stood by their mailboxes in the cool autumn air, waiting for the school bus. Just one bus plied these arrow-...

An Act of Remembrance

At one point in David Grossman’s new novel, To the End of the Land, Ora, the heroine, recalls a routine she developed years ago with her then-three-year-old son,...

No Labels, Please

Sometimes, when talking to younger audiences, the theologian Lisa Sowle Cahill will describe herself as a “relic” of the distant and benighted era before the Second...

Illuminating Manuscripts

Taking their inspiration from the Qur’an, Muslims refer to Jews, Christians, Zoroastrians, and a harder-to-define faith community, the Sabians, as “People of the...

The Audience

I respect Peter Quinn’s work, but along with Dimitri Cavalli (Letters, May 7), I must object to his treatment of the proposed canonization of Pius XII (“Why the...


Which of the Ten Commandments is, in practice, the most neglected? For sheer volume of violations, anyone with an iPad (or without one) could help make a convincing...

The Ultimate Crime

Recent months have seen remarkable events and developments in the legacy of Katyn, the village in the woods of western Russia where, in April 1940, Stalin’s secret...

Who Is Benedict XVI?

History & Mystery: John C. Cavadini reviews the second volume of Benedict XVI's Jesus of NazarethRatzinger at Vatican II, by John WilkinsBenedict in the Dock,...
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Book Reviews

Medieval Christianity

April 20, 2015 | 2 comments

Herzl's Vision

February 9, 2015 | 0 comments

At Home in Exile

February 9, 2015 | 1 comment

'Til Faith Do Us Part

December 18, 2014 | 7 comments

Christ Actually

October 30, 2014 | 1 comment

Through a Glass Darkly

September 16, 2013 | 1 comment

Holy Envy

April 9, 2012 | 0 comments