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Waugh Revisited

From the June/July 1998 Print Edition

The Life of Evelyn Waugh By Douglas Lane Patey Blackwell. 448 pp. $44.95 When St. Augustine wrote his Confessions, he was, in a strong sense, “inventing” a life. To the raw data of his remarkable and varied experiences, he attempted to apply his freshly invented idea of history in order . . . . Continue Reading »

Faith and Politics

From the October 1990 Print Edition

The Political Meaning of Christianity: An Interpretation by glenn tinder louisiana state university press, 257pages, $29.95  I seek God! I seek God,” wails the madman. “Whither is God?” “We have killed him,” cries the crowd, “you and I. All of us are his murderers . . . God is dead. . . . . Continue Reading »

Asking the Wrong Question

From the April 1990 Print Edition

Prophetic Visions and Economic Realities: Protestants, Jews, & Catholics Confront the Bishops’ Letter on the Economyedited by charles straineerdmans, 257 pages, $13.95  Based upon its subtitle, one could imagine any of several different tacks this book might have taken. Editor Charles R. . . . . Continue Reading »