Letters

From the April 2014 Print Edition

Papal EconomicsR. R. Reno blew it rather badly (“Francis and the Market,” ­February). He writes, “and there’s the mother of all questions, the one Francis brings to the fore: How can we include as many people as possible in the prosperity being created by the capitalist . . . . Continue Reading »

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From the April 2014 Print Edition

Dark Passages of the Bible: Engaging Scripture with Benedict XVI and Thomas Aquinasby matthew j. ramagecua, 312 pages, $39.95 Benedict XVI’s letter Verbum Domini refers to “dark passages” of the Old Testament that contradict the ethical teachings, monotheistic claims, or assertions . . . . Continue Reading »

Letters

From the March 2014 Print Edition

DiscriminationEven though we disagree on gay marriage and on gay rights more generally, I admire R. R. Reno’s honesty and integrity in his writing about these issues, and I read what he says with care and appreciation. However, I was surprised by his dismissive remarks regarding the aims of . . . . Continue Reading »

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From the March 2014 Print Edition

The Future of Religious Freedom: Global Challengesedited by allen d. hertzke  oxford, 386 pages, $29.95 In matters of religious freedom, we seem to be living in the best and the worst of times. The best, because an abstract, propositional assent to religious freedom as a fundamental human right . . . . Continue Reading »

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From the February 2014 Print Edition

Should We Live Forever? The Ethical Ambiguities of Aging by gilbert meilaender eerdmans, 135 pages, $18 An esteemed Protestant ethicist (and First Things advisor and contributor) has here an extended essay that is at turns philosophical, literary, and biblical, and is throughout humane. Drawing . . . . Continue Reading »

Letters

From the February 2014 Print Edition

Jesus in IslamIn “Jesus the Muslim Hippie” (December), Gabriel Said Reynolds demonstrates the dissonance within the Muslim community between what the Qur’an says about Jesus and what later Muslims wrote about him. This helpful distinction notwithstanding, his article fails to . . . . Continue Reading »

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From the January 2014 Print Edition

Love and Salt: A Spiritual Friendship Shared in Letters by amy andrews and jessica mesman griffith loyola, 324 pages, $14.95Over the course of three years, Amy Andrews and Jessica Mesman Griffith wrote each other what were, for a while, daily letters. This regular exchange began as a Lenten . . . . Continue Reading »

Letters

From the January 2014 Print Edition

PhariseesIn “Marriage Matters” (“Public Square,” November), R. R. Reno wondered how such a display of “public” immorality—same-sex marriage—could be greeted without comment. He worried that, in the presence of a gay married couple, acting as if . . . . Continue Reading »

Letters

From the December 2013 Print Edition

Work–Life Imbalance I agree with Elizabeth Corey (“No Happy Harmony,” October) that there will always be conflict between motherhood and career, but I don’t agree with her reasons. She contrasts the leisure needed for love of children with the self-culture needed for the pursuit . . . . Continue Reading »