2007-03-09

Date: 
Friday, March 9, 2007

Talk of the Town

Some New Yorkers weren’t sorry to see it go. Anish Kapoor’s Sky Mirror, installed last fall on the Fifth Avenue side of Rockefeller Center’s...

Vision Quest

Younger theologians find themselves at a cultural distance from their older colleagues. The key difference seems to be that the older theologians are generally...

Let's Keep Talking

After Vatican II, ecumenical dialogue and interreligious dialogue became central to the life of the church. No one expressed this more lucidly or succinctly...

California Dreamin'

I should start by admitting that a few years ago I fell in love with Anne Lamott, and it was hard not to. Admittedly, this was from something of a distance, during...

Duty & Delight

What Catholics call “moral theology” Protestants tend to call “Christian ethics.” Whatever you call it, this is the discipline of...

More than a Bargain

Erotic love is interesting to almost everyone. We endlessly write and talk about it, delight in it, and worry about it. But we don’t very often think...

Not a Supernatural Boy Scout

Brian Davies has written an excellent volume on God and evil. The book is remarkable in a number of ways, including its brevity (given the subject matter), its...

Stories Have Consequences

Has any relationship between world faiths been more fraught with ambivalence than that between Christians and Jews? Christian identity contains within it a...

Literature & Revolution

An ice-colored likeness of St. Basil’s, the famed Russian church, seems to float in the air during part of Voyage, the first installment of Tom Stoppard...

The Gentle Darwinians

A few lines of poetry, the selected aphorisms of a retired man of letters, may liberate the demon of a charismatic political leader. The whole imaginative and...

What the Heart Was Made For

In the index of any book by John S. Dunne, CSC, you can find Martin Buber bumping right up against Ray Bradbury, and Sartre all cozy with-well, Satan. Tolkien...

Not Again

The Bush administration’s decision to invade Iraq demonstrated its extraordinary capacity for self-deception. The White House rushed to grim conclusions...