January Letters 205

From the January 1993 Print Edition

Fathers and Sons in Black and White After having read the article by Russell E. Saltzman entitled “Better Than Their Fathers” in your October 1992 issue, I’m a hit puzzled. Why did the First Things editorial hoard accept this piece? Other than the fact that it was written by a . . . . Continue Reading »

Briefly Noted 205

From the January 1993 Print Edition

Theology and Dialogue edited by Bruce D. Marshall University of Notre Dame Press, 302 pages, $14.95 paper These “essays in conversation with George Lindbeck” are also essays in deserved celebration of a thinker who has done as much as anyone in the last half-century to advance . . . . Continue Reading »

1992 December Letters

From the December 1992 Print Edition

Pluralism, Nay & Yea From S. Mark Heim’s discussion of “Pluralism and the Otherness of World Religions” (August/September) I get the impression that today’s Christianity has little to do with God. It seems to be more interested and active in such trendy cultural issues as liberation . . . . Continue Reading »

Briefly Noted 200

From the December 1992 Print Edition

The Founders of the Western World. A History of Greece and Rome by Michael Grant Scribner’s, 351 pages, $27.50 Michael Grant has written so many books about the Greeks and Romans that his latest reads like a textbook. As he acknowledges in the introduction, the present book is a shortened . . . . Continue Reading »

November Letters

From the November 1992 Print Edition

Beyond Good Will Alan L. Mittleman’s “Christianity in the Mirror of Jewish Thought” (August/September) sets forth an uncommonly interesting and well-crafted thesis. Considering the trivialization of the Judeo-Christian dialogue, its reduction to an exchange of condescension on the . . . . Continue Reading »

Briefly Noted 92

From the November 1992 Print Edition

Covenant Of Love: Pope John Paul II on Sexuality, Marriage, and Family in the Modern World edited by Richard M. Hogan and John M. Levoir Ignatius Press, 328 pages, $14.95 For those who have had enough of the dull and deadly conformism of recent decades, a manifesto for a sexual revolution that is . . . . Continue Reading »

October Letters

From the October 1992 Print Edition

Thinking About Abortion The conclusion of James Davison Hunter’s article, “What Americans Really Think About Abortion” (June/July), shows clearly why the abortion issue has become for us Americans a “regime question.” For in addition to every individual horror that has . . . . Continue Reading »

Briefly Noted 913

From the October 1992 Print Edition

Byzantium: The Apogee by John Julius Norwich Knopf, 389 pages, $30 John Julius Norwich is a good story-teller and Byzantine history is filled with lively tales of palace intrigue, nepotism, treachery, assassinations, arranged marriages, perfidious ambassadors, ambitious generals, sieges of cities . . . . Continue Reading »