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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 »

Choosing Choice

From the November 1994 Print Edition

Choosing Choice John E. Coons (“Is Choice Still Choice?” August/September) writes that polls show support for choice in education. The more sophisticated polls, however, show that while the public strongly supports choice within public education, it equally opposes public support for . . . . Continue Reading »

Briefly Noted 109

From the October 1994 Print Edition

Thick and Thin: Moral Argument at Home and Abroad By Michael Walzer University of Notre Dame Press. 105 pp. $16.95 The author of Spheres of Justice and The Company of Critics considers the problem of distributive justice after the collapse of the Communist states in 1989. “This new world is . . . . Continue Reading »

What Jesus Said

From the October 1994 Print Edition

What Jesus Said  Richard B. Hays’ critical analysis of The Five Gospels: The Search for the Authentic Words of Jesus (“The Corrected Jesus,” May) was estimable in every way. I would add only a few brief comments. Hays notes that the criterion of dissimilarity was used by the . . . . Continue Reading »


From the August/September 1994 Print Edition

As If (Psalm 73) Here’s a picture of the bad ones I once envied: Everything came easily: they did not need To work to make their living, want A catchy line, an angle to find lovers or companions At the dining table: tan and fit from laps and basking Poolside, they order drinks and gaze at the . . . . Continue Reading »