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Thursday, January 1, 1970

Held Hostage

Middle Eastern travel presents one hazard few foreigners are aware of—the risk of becoming a hospitality hostage. And nowhere is the threat more serious than in...

Geologian

Stories help us survive. They offer resonance, motivation, and sometimes redemption. Thomas Berry, the late Passionist priest and cultural historian who died in...

Grammar Lesson

The essays in this book served as my daily readings as I inched across the Bronx on the Bx9 bus from Marble Hill to my office at Fordham and back—not as a pilgrim,...

In the Red

This wonderful and surprising book is a historical and exegetical recovery of the idea of sin as debt, and of almsgiving (and other works of mercy) as the principal...

A Marginal Jew

Sometimes, pace the Lord, a prophet is honored only in his native land. So suggests the case of Hans Jonas, a philosopher whose prophetic warnings in the 1970s...

A Rabbi

This is the fourth of a projected five volumes written by one of the premier Catholic biblical scholars in the United States. Previous volumes tackled other...

Pocahokum

For more than a year TV and theater trailers have been promising that James Cameron’s Avatar would change the way we look at movies, that its visuals would advance...

God-obsessed

David Tracy has God in a box. Or is it the other way around? For Tracy, long regarded as one of the most distinguished and adventuresome contemporary Catholic...

A New Ecumenism

If the Holy See has changed the Church's methodology for ecumenical engagement with certain Anglicans, has it also implicitly changed the goal of such engagement?

Call Their Bluff

If you held a contest to pick the worst thing a politician could be called at this moment, my nomination would be “Wall Street Liberal.” The label has everything. I...

Herod Is Always with Us

When Luke tells us the story of Jesus’ presentation in the temple, he has the prophet Simeon say to Mary, “Behold, this child is appointed for the fall and rising...

Prolife, Yes, & Pro-reform

If there’s an issue big enough to stall health-care reform, surely it’s abortion policy. Unlike other obstacles to reform (distrust of big government, new taxes, or...