Theology

Infinite Horizon

What some critics see as Rolheiser’s complacent, uncritical embrace of modern secular society is actually borne of his confidence in God's abiding presence and care.

Doubting Thomas?

Gary Gutting was enthusiastic about Denys Turner's book on Aquinas, but much less so about Aquinas’s thought.

'Rekindling the Christic Imagination'

The Second Vatican Council isn’t over yet, in the view of Robert P. Imbelli, who notes that the “reception,” and thus the event of the council, is continuing today.

Something Is Wrong

To know you need help that you cannot somehow conjure up through your own power frees you. You have to turn from yourself to something outside yourself.

No Academic Question

A pressing matter for the Catholic Theological Society of America: What can or should the organization do to be more welcoming to “conservative” theologians?

An Interview with Cardinal Walter Kasper

How is mercy key to understanding God? Commonweal posed this and other questions to Cardinal Walter Kasper.

Doubting Thomas

There are three key doctrines where Aquinas’s arguments lead to perplexing conclusions: immortality, creation, and the nature of God as both one and triune.

An Interview with Christian Wiman

The poet discusses "accidental theologies," Gerard Manley Hopkins, faith in literature, and what it's like no longer being the editor of Poetry magazine.

The Odd Couple

John XXIII had a program of updating; John Paul II was seen as bringing a degree of Restoration. How do their two very different legacies relate to each other?

An Unbelieving Age

That the death of God involves the death of Man is Christian doctrine, a fact of which Nietzsche seems not to have been aware.

Just-War Illusions

The just-war pacifist begins with a thoroughly realist assumption—that foreign policy is seldom if ever guided by rigorous just-war precepts.

Hauerwas on Hauerwas

Hauerwas divides Approaching the End into three parts dealing respectively with eschatology, the church, and what he calls “the difficulty of reality.”
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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