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On the Third Dayby Piers Paul ReadRandom House, 259 pages, $20 You can’t fault novelist Piers Paul Read for raising some intriguing questions around a fascinating pair of archeological conceits: What would happen if a skeleton bearing the marks of torture and crucifixion associated with . . . . Continue Reading »

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Our Idea of God: An Introduction to Philosophical Theologyby Thomas V. MorrisUniversity of Notre Dame Press, 192 pages, $18.95 Aclear and solid introduction to philosophical theology, which is best described as an attempt to answer the questions children ask: Where is God? What is God like? How do . . . . Continue Reading »

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Faith and Philanthropy in America: Exploring the Role of Religion in America’s Voluntary Sectoredited by Robert WuthnowJossey-Bass, 327 pages, $29.95 More than $100 billion is given to “charities” each year in the U.S., and more than half of that giving is associated with religion. Another . . . . Continue Reading »

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Darwin on Trialby Phillip E. JohnsonRegnery Gateway, 195 pages, $19.95  Acalm, comprehensive, and utterly devastating critique of evolution elevated to the level of religious faith. Johnson of the University of California, Berkeley, brings a lawyer’s keen mind to dissecting the arguments that . . . . Continue Reading »

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Theonomy: A Reformed Critique edited by William S. Barker and W. Robert Godfrey Zondervan, 413 pages, $15.95  Certainly one of the more interesting religious stories of recent years has been the attraction of growing numbers of evangelical Christians to a variation of Reformed . . . . Continue Reading »

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The Edges of Science: Crossing the Boundary from Physics to Metaphysics by Richard Morris Prentice Hall, 244 pages, $18.95 What was happening, if anything, before there was time? And what does “before” mean in that sentence? Are physicists and cosmologists on the edge of producing . . . . Continue Reading »

Alasdair MacIntyre’s University

Three Rival Versions of Moral Inquiry by Alasdair MacIntyre University of Notre Dame Press, 241 pages, $24.95Over the course of the last five years or so the quality of philosophical inquiry into both ethical and religious matters has increased significantly. Martha Nussbaum’s The . . . . Continue Reading »

Between Jews and Christians

Jewish-Christian Dialogue: A Jewish Justificationby david novakoxford university press, 194 pages, $24.95 David Novak’s new book is a theologically learned and philosophically nuanced investigation of grounds for Jewish-Christian dialogue. It is written from within the resources of Jewish theology . . . . Continue Reading »

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