2007-04-06

Date: 
Friday, April 6, 2007

Religion Booknotes

Marking the Hours English People and Their Prayers, 1240–1570 Eamon Duffy Yale University Press, $35, 208 pp. Today, every decent-sized museum displays one or...

Christ in the Classroom

Every now and again, I reflect on teaching and the relevance of the methods used by Jesus. Even without the miracles and the content of the message, some of...

What Ails Us

It pays to take your medicine, especially beforehand. That’s what some employers who provide their workers with medical coverage have discovered. Groups...

Individuals First

The ancients and the moderns are at it again. This time, though, the combatants are not texts charging from the shelves of Jonathan Swift’s imagination,...

An American Voice

With this volume, Hart Crane joins Robert Frost, Ezra Pound, and Wallace Stevens in the Library of America publications of twentieth-century poets. Crane can...

Leveling the Field

Recently America’s moral standing in the community of nations has dropped, reflecting rash and preemptive actions abroad-taken against the advice of...

Good Habits of Mind

Few runs in American intellectual life can rival the long and prolific career of sociologist Robert Bellah. Author of more than three hundred books, articles,...

Under the Mask

In Breach, playing the traitor Robert Hanssen, Chris Cooper looks and behaves like all of Graham Greene’s tormented Catholic heroes rolled into one: the compressed...

A Book of Surprises

Ater forty years of teaching Scripture, I still wonder why people keep showing up. Not for the credit classes I teach at the local community college, but for...

Buried Treasure

Does biblical scholarship benefit the church? Such a question seems ridiculous at first glance, yet it has often given me pause. While the church has placed a...

The Faith of a Doctor

As a young physician, I often struggle with how I am supposed to “see” my patients. History-taking, physical examination, diagnosis, and treatment...

Downsizing

War, we must always remind ourselves, is the continuation of politics by other means. Understanding any war requires first understanding that war’s...