Briefly Noted 113

From the February 1995 Print Edition

From Newton’s Sleep by Joseph Vining Princeton University Press. 368 pp. $24.95 This original book by distinguished Michigan legal scholar Joseph Vining finds surprising treasures hidden in lawyers’ ways of knowing. The title refers to William Blake’s vision of minds becalmed and . . . . Continue Reading »

Briefly Noted 112

From the January 1995 Print Edition

Romans: A New Translation with Introduction and Commentary by Joseph A. Fitzmeyer, S.J. Doubleday. 793 pages, $40 Fitzmeyer’s new commentary on Romans is more than a commentary, it is an encyclopedia of the interpretation of Romans. His verse by verse exposition of the text is balanced and . . . . Continue Reading »


From the January 1995 Print Edition

Copyright (c) 1993 First Things 49 (January 1995): 2-7 Mean-Spirited? Roman Numerals & Orthodoxies Onward Christian Soldiers? Right and Left on Cuba Was Jesus Anti-Semitic? A Plea for Tolerance Fight for Christian Rights The Great Fear Revisited Lay Off the Jesuits Racing Down the Slope . . . . Continue Reading »

Briefly Noted 111

From the December 1994 Print Edition

Jack: A Life of C.S. Lewis by George Sayer Crossway. 423 pp. $13.99 paper Most biographies of C. S. Lewis so far have been hagiographical chronicles, the great exception being A. N. Wilson’s notorious warts-and-all treatment, which, though it has unfairly been called a hatchet job, would . . . . Continue Reading »

The Real Story

From the December 1994 Print Edition

The Real Story I read with interest and agreement Edward S. Shapiro’s “Blacks and Jews Entangled” (August/September). While there exist shared experiences of oppression, Shapiro notes quite correctly that a black-Jewish relationship should not be based on fanciful notions derived . . . . Continue Reading »

Briefly Noted 110

From the November 1994 Print Edition

The Ground We Share: Everyday Practice, Christian and Buddhist by Robert Aitken and David Steindl-Rast Triumph Books. 232 pp. $27.95 Aitken is a Zen Buddhist Roshi and one of the most active and articulate American teachers of, and apologists for, Zen. Steindl-Rast is a Benedictine monk who has a . . . . Continue Reading »