Briefly Noted

From the November 1991 Print Edition

Our Idea of God: An Introduction to Philosophical Theology by Thomas V. Morris University of Notre Dame Press, 192 pages, $18.95 A clear and solid introduction to philosophical theology, which is best described as an attempt to answer the questions children ask: Where is God? What is God like? How . . . . Continue Reading »

October Letters

From the October 1991 Print Edition

Decter Pro and Con Midge Decter’s “Farewell to the Woman Question” (June-July) was a superb little piece. She cuts through the two decades of self-deception, bullying, and patronizing since the so-called Sexual Revolution established its tyranny over American social life. Decter . . . . Continue Reading »

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From the October 1991 Print Edition

Faith and Philanthropy in America: Exploring the Role of Religion in America’s Voluntary Sector edited by Robert Wuthnow Jossey-Bass, 327 pages, $29.95 More than $100 billion is given to “charities” each year in the U.S., and more than half of that giving is associated with . . . . Continue Reading »

Briefly Noted

From the August/September 1991 Print Edition

Darwin on Trial by Phillip E. Johnson Regnery Gateway, 195 pages, $19.95 A calm, comprehensive, and utterly devastating critique of evolution elevated to the level of religious faith. Johnson of the University of California, Berkeley, brings a lawyer’s keen mind to dissecting the arguments . . . . Continue Reading »

June/July Letters

From the June/July 1991 Print Edition

Defending Kagan One can, of course, differ with the thesis of Donald Kagan’s Pericles of Athens and the Birth of Democracy, but to suggest (as the April editorial, “How Democracy Came About and How It Might Be Sustained,” does) that the work has anything in common with . . . . Continue Reading »

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From the June/July 1991 Print Edition

Theonomy: A Reformed Critique edited by William S. Barker and W. Robert Godfrey Zondervan, 413 pages, $15.95 Certainly one of the more interesting religious stories of recent years has been the attraction of growing numbers of evangelical Christians to a variation of Reformed theology known as . . . . Continue Reading »

May Letters

From the May 1991 Print Edition

Right On about Gulf War George Weigel’s “The Churches & War in the Gulf” (March) was splendid. It is quite simply the best exposition of the subject I have yet seen. My congratulations. Charles Krauthammer Washington, D.C. Hook in Heaven? I very much appreciated Michael . . . . Continue Reading »

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From the May 1991 Print Edition

The Edges of Science: Crossing the Boundary from Physics to Metaphysics by Richard Morris Prentice Hall, 244 pages, $18.95 What was happening, if anything, before there was time? And what does “before” mean in that sentence? Are physicists and cosmologists on the edge of producing a . . . . Continue Reading »

April Letters

From the April 1991 Print Edition

God & Man at College In George Marsden’s “The Soul of the American University” (January), he proposes two remedies for the decline in religious life in the university: the demand for a true pluralism and the building of an alternative higher educational system in . . . . Continue Reading »