Reviews
Books & Culture's Books of the Week: Looking for the 'I'
What happens to the self when the brain is injured or malformed?
'A Golden Age' of Religious Tolerance?
The Ornament of the World analyzes how the intellectual elites of medieval Spain eschewed fundamentalism and showed surprising sensitivity in reconciling competing truths.
Books & Culture's Book of the Week: A New View of Worldview
"Some critics want to retire the concept. Not so fast, says David Naugle"
Books & Culture's Book of the Week: One-Hit Wonder
The long swansong of Madalyn Murray O'Hair
Books & Culture's Book of the Week: The Catholic Church's Regime Change
Would lay power really augur a new epoch of openness and honesty?
Books & Culture's Book of the Week: The Terror of the Therapeutic
"Margaret Atwood's new novel considers the price we may pay for looking to technology to remedy our ills, personal and social"
True Believers
Incoming! The McSweeney's crowd launches a new monthly.
Books & Culture's Book of the Week: Divinely Decreed?
Re-fighting the Battle of Gettysburg
Buffy and the Meaning of Life
Buffy the Vampire Slayer finally gets some respect. Too bad the life is slowly ebbing out of the show
Are Movies Fundamentally Inferior to Books?
Two responses to Ralph Wood's claim that biblical tradition elevates word over picture.
Books & Culture' s Book of the Week: Facing the Past
Günter Grass and the debate over Germans as victims in World War II.
Why We Are in Iraq
"Michael Kelly, R.I.P"
A Story Darwin Might Love
"Brian McLaren's evolutionary interpretation of the faith promises more than it delivers, but what it delivers is good enough."
Bird Watching with Anne Lamott
"A PBS documentary enters the unruly, grace-filled world of the author of Traveling Mercies"
Getting Ahead in Order to Serve
Why Christian ambition isn't an oxymoron
"Books & Culture 's Book of the Week: Oh, Brother"
"Most everyone agrees that the James ossuary is a significant find. Ask what it means, however …"
Whose Reality TV?
"Tune in this week to Frederick Wiseman's PBS documentary, Domestic Violence, to see some real survivors."
Books & Culture' s Book of the Week: Diagnosing The Doctor
"A new assessment of Martyn Lloyd-Jones, preacher"
Books & Culture' s Book of the Week: Vanity Fair
A chronicler of religion plays the straight man

Top Story June 13, 2024

Southern Baptists’ Nuanced Divides on Display at Annual Meeting
Southern Baptists’ Nuanced Divides on Display at Annual Meeting
From a wider slate of six candidates, president Clint Pressley takes the “strange honor” of leading the convention’s growing factions toward missional unity.

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