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No Liberal Home

From the Aug/Sept 2019 Print Edition

Jesus promises his followers that they will be hated in this world. “If the world hates you, know that it has hated me before it hated you. If you were of the world, the world would love its own; but because you are not of the world, but I chose you out of the world, therefore the world hates . . . . Continue Reading »

Reckoning with Modernity

From the December 2015 Print Edition

In the late summer of 1977, I made my way to New Haven, Connecticut, not yet twenty-two years old and afire to study theology at Yale Divinity School. At that innocent dawn of my theological life, I was surprised to discover that not everybody at YDS shared my passion for theology. People had other . . . . Continue Reading »

Renewing Dogmatic Theology

From the May 2012 Print Edition

Catholics in the last fifty years or so have almost completely ceased to do dogmatic theology. Save for a handful of admirable holdouts, we have practically given up the fruitful enterprise of a millennium: the believing mind’s effort to understand the Christian mysteries. The deep things of God, . . . . Continue Reading »

Treasures in Heaven

From the January 2010 Print Edition

Go, sell what you have, and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven” (Mark 10:21). How shall we take these words of Jesus? Most readers will recognize Jesus’ injunction to self-sacrifice for the poor, but what shall we make of the thought that our gifts yield “treasure . . . . Continue Reading »