Theology

Life After Faith

Is humanity better or worse off believing in the sacred? Kitcher has not provided new reasons for declaring the death of God, but he certainly makes it seem foolish.

Letter from Rome

Controversy over the canonization of California's founding father continues; Bishop Finn is finally gone; and Pope Francis will make visit to U.S. Seminary in Rome.

Medieval Christianity

This integrative, enjoyable "book for beginners" still may hold surprises for scholars: nuns absolving sins, petitioners humiliating saints, a woman pope, and more.

There's Something I Want You to Do: Stories

Baxter reads fiction to “see bad stuff happening.” He writes characters who get into serious trouble, and face their own "human wreckage" at someone else's request.

One Nation Under God

Original and convincing, Kruse claims that the association of patriotism with Christianity comes from a libertarian reaction in American business to the New Deal.

Believe It or Not

“New atheists” like Richard Dawkins have made a splash with aggressive attacks on religion. But Michael Ruse, philosopher and reflective atheist, is not impressed.

Letters | Abstinence Education vs. Common Sense

Abstinence education I am puzzled by the reflections of Christopher Roberts and Marian Crowe (Does Method Matter?), which suggest that the spiritual discipline of...

Last Word: Crumbs of Grace

Worshipping with families of Antiochian Christians in Philadelphia, you are an interloper. At the coffee hour, they pile your plate with pastries—"you are new, yes?"

Don't Wreck Religious Liberty's Brand

States that are competing fiercely for jobs and businesses are quickly learning that being seen as anti-gay is dangerous to their images.

No Turning Back

Published posthumously, Margaret O'Gara's collection of essays introduces the ecumenical perspective to a general audience in vivid first person.

Letter from Rome

As the Vatican prepares for Holy Week, Cardinal Kasper comments on mercy and other topics, while a new report shows a decline in the number of new priests worldwide.

Open House

For Pope Francis the church is far more than an organic and hierarchical institution. It is above all the people of God on their way to God.
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Book Reviews

Beyond the Abortion Wars

May 4, 2015 | 2 comments

Life After Faith

April 30, 2015 | 1 comment

Medieval Christianity

April 20, 2015 | 2 comments

One Nation Under God

April 20, 2015 | 0 comments

Believe It or Not

April 18, 2015 | 9 comments

No Turning Back

March 26, 2015 | 0 comments