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From the October 1994 Print Edition

Thick and Thin: Moral Argument at Home and Abroad By Michael Walzer University of Notre Dame Press. 105 pp. $16.95 The author of Spheres of Justice and The Company of Critics considers the problem of distributive justice after the collapse of the Communist states in 1989. “This new world is . . . . Continue Reading »

What Jesus Said

From the October 1994 Print Edition

What Jesus Said  Richard B. Hays’ critical analysis of The Five Gospels: The Search for the Authentic Words of Jesus (“The Corrected Jesus,” May) was estimable in every way. I would add only a few brief comments. Hays notes that the criterion of dissimilarity was used by the . . . . Continue Reading »


From the August/September 1994 Print Edition

As If (Psalm 73) Here’s a picture of the bad ones I once envied: Everything came easily: they did not need To work to make their living, want A catchy line, an angle to find lovers or companions At the dining table: tan and fit from laps and basking Poolside, they order drinks and gaze at the . . . . Continue Reading »

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From the June/July 1994 Print Edition

Handbook of Evangelical Theologians Edited by Walter A. Elwell Baker Books. 465 pp. $29.95 Almost twenty years ago, Newsweek magazine declared 1976 the”Year of the Evangelical.” Jimmy Carter’s born-again Baptist faith and Charles Colson’s best-selling book Born Again had . . . . Continue Reading »

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From the May 1994 Print Edition

The Return to Scripture in Judaism and Christianity. Edited by Peter Ochs. Paulist Press. 378 pp. $18.95 paper. This collection originated in a colloquium of distinguished religious thinkers-Moshe Greenberg, Hans Frei, George Lindbeck, Steven Fraade, and Peter Ochs-held at Yale in 1987-88. Out of . . . . Continue Reading »

The Making of a President?

From the May 1994 Print Edition

The Making of a President? It was with eager anticipation that I read the Opinion “A President in Process” by editor James Nuechterlein (February). But after failing to express any opinion at all and being unable to find any nice and neat category in which to drop President Clinton, the . . . . Continue Reading »