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The List: BookWatch

Some of Books & Culture editor John Wilson�s favorite magazine book review sections (besides CT�s). ���

The Christian Century

Wasn't CT founded as an evangelical alternative to the Century? Yes, but while differences remain, the dividing lines have grown blurrier. For example, senior editor Richard Kauffman, who presides over the Century's excellent books coverage, was formerly at CT. See the May 1 issue - the spring books issue - for a good sampling, starting with Bill Placher on the concluding volume of Gary Dorrien's The Making of American Liberal Theology. You'll find enough that's familiar to make the reading congenial and enough that's different to keep it interesting. Because the Century is published biweekly, you will also encounter a lot more reviews. Value added: The magazine regularly features poetry, selected by poetry editor Jill Pel?ez Baumgaertner.

First Things

Catholic at its core, ecumenically orthodox in its scope, with friendly visitors from the Jewish community (David Novak, for example), First Things routinely features substantial essay reviews as well as shorter pieces ...

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