David Bentley Hart is a contributing editor of First Things and is currently a fellow at the Notre Dame Institute for Advanced Studies. His most recent book is The Experience of God: Being, Consciousness, Bliss.
Religion and Public Doctrine in Modern England Volume III: Accommodations. By Maurice Cowling. Cambridge University Press. 766 pp. $100. Maurice Cowling (b. 1926) has never gained wide celebrity in Britain and is all but unknown beyond its shores, even though he is arguably among the twentieth . . . . Continue Reading »
As modern men and women—to the degree that we are modern—we believe in nothing. This is not to say, I hasten to add, that we do not believe in anything; I mean, rather, that we hold an unshakable, if often unconscious, faith in the nothing, or in nothingness as such. It is this in which we . . . . Continue Reading »
Among recent Christian attempts at a theology of the election of Israel, Scott Bader“Sayes book must be accounted one of the better efforts; indeed, where it specifically addresses the theology of election, one of the best. In seeking to frame an account of Gods everlasting . . . . Continue Reading »
Religious Mystery and Rational Reflection By Louis Dupré. Eerdmans. 147 pages, $20 The nine essays that constitute this volume are all concerned, in some fashion or another, with questions of religious experience: its form, its nature, its susceptibility (or resistance) to philosophical . . . . Continue Reading »