Peter J. Leithart is President of Trinity House, Birmingham, Alabama, and an adjunct Senior Fellow at New St. Andrews College. He is author, most recently, of Gratitude: An Intellectual History (Baylor).

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Darwin and evil

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In his 2001 book, Darwin’s God , Cornelius Hunter argues that the theory of evolution was less a solution to a scientific problem than a solution to a moral, theological, and religious problem: . . . . Continue Reading »

Not One and Many

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Is the Trinity a solution to the “problem of the one and many”? I think not. It is less a solution than a subversion of the problem itself. In Trinitarian theology, “one” no . . . . Continue Reading »

Dynamic theism

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Rhetorically, many of the recent attacks on “classical theism” gain a foothold by characterizing classical theism as presenting a Hellenistic, static, and immobile God very much at odds . . . . Continue Reading »

Decline of war

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Gregg Easterbrook, a regular source of counter-intuitive insight, summarizes recent studies that show a decade-long decline in war around the world (TNR, May 30): “Five years ago, two academics . . . . Continue Reading »


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Joseph Epstein writing on the MLA in a recent issue of The Weekly Standard: “At these meetings, in and out the room the women come and go, speaking of fellatio . . . .” . . . . Continue Reading »

Baptismal meditation

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Matthew 28:18-20: ?Go into all the world and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the Name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to observe all that I . . . . Continue Reading »