2007-10-26

Date: 
Friday, October 26, 2007

Ready, aim...

THE COMMON GOODAs a theology professor and former Marine, I took great interest in Paul Lauritzen’s “Student Soldiers” (September 28). Lauritzen argues that ROTC...

A Hidden Life

On Sunday, February 25, 2007, Marzena Ladiejewska and her mother Urszula Winiarski went to their former home in Cheshire, Connecticut. The house was up for...

Populist & Cosmopolitan

Faith in the Halls of Power How Evangelicals Joined the American Elite D. Michael Lindsay Oxford University Press, $24.95, 352 pp....

Speech Therapy

To be both a defender of the faith and an advocate of church reform is not easy. King Henry VIII failed spectacularly in that mission, but in his new book...

Was Something Lost?

James Kugel’s elegantly written How to Read the Bible tries to be at least two things at once. On one level, it is an introductory textbook. On another,...

Why Secularism Is the Exception

Theological ideas,” Mark Lilla tells us, “still inflame the ideas of men, stirring up messianic passions that leave societies in ruins.” But...

What Became of Wystan?

Wystan Hugh Auden was born in York, England, on February 21, 1907. He died in Vienna on September 29, 1973. To commemorate the centenary of his birth, The...

Bringing Out the Dead

For most of us, the profession of mortician would fall fairly low on a list of desirable employments. Choosing to handle dead bodies, to deal with grieving...

Lost Boys

Is there an actor working today who conveys a more mythically American presence than Tommy Lee Jones? His endlessly fascinating face unites opposites in our...

New Century, Same Crisis

Nineteen hundred seven was quite a year. William James published his landmark collection Pragmatism. Picasso painted Les Demoiselles d’Avignon. Two of...

‘A Catholic in the Room'

On May 18, 1937, Hilaire Belloc completed a series of lectures at Fordham University, published later that year as The Crisis of Civilization. On May 18, 2007...

The Wildness of Christianity

The remarkable Madeleine L’Engle died in September, at the age of eighty-eight. The book that made her famous and won her the Newberry Award in 1962, A...