Letters

From the February 1991 Print Edition

Racism, Old and New OK, David Horowitz, I get your drift (“The Radical Paradigm and the New Racism,” November 1990). I too wish that certain religious, academic, and media people would stop giving so much attention to the flake-left movements. I too think their proposals are more than merely . . . . Continue Reading »

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From the February 1991 Print Edition

Religion in the New World: The Shaping of Religious Traditions in the United States by richard e. wentz fortress press, 370 pages, $19.95 Wentz, who teaches religion at Arizona State, set out to give the general reader an accessible overview of the diversities of religion in America. He has . . . . Continue Reading »

Letters

From the January 1991 Print Edition

Debating Darwin You have given in First Things almost twelve pages to Phillip E. Johnson (“Evolution as Dogma: The Establishment of Naturalism,” October 1990 and “A Reply to My Critics,” November 1990) and less than four pages to his critics (“Responses to Phillip Johnson,” October). . . . . Continue Reading »

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From the January 1991 Print Edition

Edmund Burke: Appraisals and Applicationsedited by daniel ritchietransaction books, 291 pages, $29.95 An excellent collection of essays on a political philosopher of timeless value and enduring interest. Burke, the prototype and progenitor of modern conservatism, is considered from various . . . . Continue Reading »

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From the December 1990 Print Edition

God’s Army: The American Bible School: 1880-1940 by virginia lieson brereton Indiana University Press, 212 pages, $27.50 Few histories of American education include references to the likes of Moody Bible Institute. Ms. Brereton of Harvard argues convincingly that this is a serious oversight. The . . . . Continue Reading »

Letters

From the December 1990 Print Edition

Faith and Intellectual Rigor Peter Berger describes well the tension experienced by many Christians who value intellectual rigor (“Worldly Wisdom, Christian Foolishness,” August/September). The temptation to succumb to the Zeitgeist is powerful as it offers recognition and affirmation from a . . . . Continue Reading »

Letters

From the November 1990 Print Edition

Against Androgyny It was disconcerting to read in David Blankenhorn’s ten suggestions for thinking about the family (August/ September), no. 4: “Recognize that the American family dilemma is androgynous.” This idea has been one of the strongest causes of the dilemma we’re talking about. As . . . . Continue Reading »

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From the November 1990 Print Edition

Loving the Torah More than God? Toward a Catholic Appreciation of Judaism by frans jozef van beeck, s. j. loyola university press, 100 pages, $9.95  A series of lectures given by a distinguished Dutch-American Jesuit theologian. The book’s unusual title is borrowed from that of a 1955 radio . . . . Continue Reading »

Letters

From the October 1990 Print Edition

First Amendment Understandings I was disappointed in Michael W. McConnell’s article (“Taking Religious Freedom Seriously,” May) because of his efforts to link the reason for the First Amendment with recent U.S. Supreme Court decisions. There simply is no such link. For example, McConnell . . . . Continue Reading »

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From the October 1990 Print Edition

The Presbyterian Predicament: Six Perspectives edited by milton j. coalter, john m. mulder, and louis b. weeks westminster/john knox press, 179 pages, $12.95 Six essays, originally a lecture series at Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary, explore contemporary Presbyterianism as . . . . Continue Reading »