2006-06-02

Date: 
Friday, June 2, 2006

Articles in this issue

Merton's Enlightenment

Near the end of his posthumously published Asian Journal, Thomas Merton described a remarkable visit he made in December 1968 to Gal Vihara, a Buddhist shrine...

Lost

United 93, Paul Greengrass’s depiction of the 9/11 jetliner whose passengers rose up against its hijackers and crashed it into a field in Pennsylvania,...

Gentrification

For Latino and Hasidic families who have lived for decades in the Brooklyn waterfront community of Williamsburg, the September 19, 2005 headline in New York...

Judas & Jesus

The recently published Gospel of Judas, writes biblical scholar Bart Ehrman, “has a completely different understanding of God, the world, Christ,...

A One-Man Think Tank

Richard Hofstadter An Intellectual Biography David S. Brown University of Chicago Press, $27.50, 282 pp.  History is one of the few scholarly pursuits...

Religion Booknotes

Blessed among All Women Robert Ellsberg Crossroad, $19.95, 316 pp. ____________________________________ Robert Ellsberg enjoyed much success...

Family Values

When I was a pastor I visited one home which had the normal number of windows, open to the sun during the daytime; but remembering my visits I recall the place...

Immigration Reform

Despite the bitter political divide in Congress over the solution to the nation’s illegal-immigration problem, a sensible consensus already exists: our boundaries...

On the Pilgrim Road

It was the last day of September. My husband and I climbed into a taxi in Astorga, Spain, and traveled twenty kilometers west to the mountain village of...

Andean Baptism

I have worked as a hospital chaplain in the United States, but on a medical-mission trip to Bolivia three years ago, I was serving as translator, patient...