Theology

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.'

Seeing as God Sees

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

What Is He Up To?

Our problems with 'The Tree of Life' are likewise problems with Malick’s peculiar cinematic language.

'The Use of Cinema to Do Theology'

There is no mistaking Malick’s theological intentions, nor for that matter the academic credentials he possesses to make such an effort.

'How All Things Fit Together'

One way of understanding Malick's film is as an attempt to present a vision of, precisely, everything.

Journet’s Blind Spot

Just before the Second Vatican Council, Journet was among the most prominent intellectuals in the church.

‘I Do’ Undone

One always has to consider the cultural background of a vow. A vow made in our culture today means something different from one made in our culture fifty years ago.

Out of the Tomb

The differences between Francis and Benedict have been exaggerated, but the exhortation does signal a real contrast of emphasis between the two popes.

Married Priests

Any discussion of the relationship between celibacy and priesthood needs to distinguish between three different “logics” that have governed the practice of celibacy.

'In Spite of Myself'

When I was in high school, before I made my obedient and insincere confirmation, I fought with my parents every Sunday morning.

A Chat with Pope Francis

The transcript of the editors’ conversation with the pope has been translated from the original Italian into Latin, then English, then back into Italian ...
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Book Reviews

Believe It or Not

April 18, 2015 | 5 comments

Medieval Christianity

April 20, 2015 | 2 comments

One Nation Under God

April 20, 2015 | 0 comments

No Turning Back

March 26, 2015 | 0 comments

At Home in Exile

February 9, 2015 | 1 comment

Ethics as a Work of Charity

January 22, 2015 | 0 comments