Religious Life

Opting Out

The presence of the Amish in America poses a conundrum: How do a people who espouse a slow and simple way of life not only survive but thrive in a hypermodern world?

Arizona's Anti-Gay Bill Hurt the Religious

Social and religious conservatives should have been the first to oppose the effort to allow businesses to discriminate against same-sex couples on religious grounds.

'What Our Church Has Inflicted on Judaism'

To foster a more productive Catholic-Jewish dialogue we need to pose two further questions, one backward-looking and one forward-looking.

Various but Coherent

Evangelicalism is still very much around, and understanding such a diverse movement is a formidable challenge. Molly Worthen is to be commended for helping meet it.

Friend of Justice

Msgr. Carlos Manuel de Céspedes y García-Menocal, faithful priest, seminary rector, and prolific writer who died January 3, was also a great Cuban patriot.

Just Warriors, Unjust Wars?

Catholics have special reason to care about Jeff McMahan’s work on the question of just war and the debates it has sparked.

A Hole in the Basket

Nobody seems to believe me, but in my experience the secret to increasing the parish collection is a simple one: Start giving the money away.

Beyond the Cloister

Williams astutely alerts us to Evdokimov’s proposition that the vows of a religious are analogous to Christ’s response to the temptations in the desert.

At Our Mercy

We have failed utterly to protect our planet and those who share it with us. For Christians, this constitutes a profound break with God.

Darwin’s Tree of Life

An exclusive excerpt from Elizabeth A. Johnson's forthcoming book, 'Ask the Beasts: Darwin and the God of Love.'

The Last Word: The Crewcut

One day in elementary school a boy on the playground punched a nun in the belly. His name was Billy and her name was Marie. It was an accident.

Seeing as God Sees

Karen Kilby, Luke Timothy Johnson, and Bernard G. Prusak reassess Terrence Malick's 'The Tree of Life.'
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Book Reviews

Various but Coherent

February 2, 2014 | 0 comments

Beyond the Cloister

January 1, 2014 | 1 comment

Share & Share Alike

December 12, 2013 | 1 comment

A Mossy Graveyard

November 11, 2013 | 0 comments

Through a Glass Darkly

September 9, 2013 | 1 comment

Goaded by Doubt

September 9, 2013 | 1 comment

Plot Twists

July 7, 2013 | 0 comments

‘Grave Ambiguities’

May 5, 2013 | 0 comments