Waugh on the Merits

From the October 2017 Print Edition

Evelyn Waugh: A Life Revisitedby philip eadehenry holt, 432 pages, $32 Arthur Evelyn St. John Waugh was born in 1903 to upper-middle-class Anglicans who lived in a suburb of London. He attended a boarding secondary school (Lancing College), read history at Oxford, published his first book (a . . . . Continue Reading »

Pontifex Minimus

From the Aug/Sept 2017 Print Edition

Building a Bridge: How the Catholic Church and the LGBT Community Can Enter into a Relationship of Respect, Compassion, and Sensitivityby james martin, s.j.harperone, 150 pages, $19.99 Is sodomy a sin? Perplexed readers of Fr. James Martin, S.J.’s latest book will want to put the question to him, . . . . Continue Reading »

Assassins of a Lesser God

From the March 1993 Print Edition

Jesus: A Life by A. N. Wilson Norton, 269 pages, $22.95 Live from Golgotha by Gore Vidal Random House, 225 pages , $22 Blasphemy is the derogation of God. To conceive of God apart from His holiness is intrinsically impossible. But to derogate God is precisely to deny His holiness. Therefore . . . . Continue Reading »