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Global Canon

From the October 2013 Print Edition

The Great Civilized Conversation: Education for a World Community? by wm. theodore de bary ?columbia, 432 pages, $35 A history of high civilization is not confined to the West but can also be found in Asia. William Theodore de Bary, who has taught at Columbia University since 1953, including . . . . Continue Reading »

A Reply to My Critics

From the June/July 2013 Print Edition

Perhaps it was inevitable in a symposium organized by First Things that all three commentators fault my book for not taking the life, death, and Resurrection of Jesus Christ as the center of my story, when the fact of the matter is that my book didn’t reach chronologically to the life of Jesus. . . . . Continue Reading »