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Letters

I don’t suppose it will be easy for Carl Trueman (“Turning Inward,” December 2019) and me to avoid talking past each other, but let’s give it a try. My book, The Meaning of Protestant Theology, is not an effort to engage with secondary literature. (Gerhard Forde? Never read him; don’t . . . . Continue Reading »

Failed Leaders

Suicides among Americans aged ten to twenty-four increased by more than 50 percent between 2007 and 2017. The suicide rate for all ages rose by nearly 30 percent between 1999 and 2016. This is not an isolated trend. Life expectancy in the United States is falling, a shocking trend for a rich . . . . Continue Reading »

Liturgy and Laity

Una Voce:  The History of the Foederatio Internationalis Una Voce by leo darroch  gracewing, 504 pages, $35 In 1965, Evelyn Waugh wrote to the archbishop of Westminster of the growing tide of liturgical changes: “Every attendance at Mass leaves me without comfort or edification. I shall . . . . Continue Reading »

Zurück zur Form

( English Version | German Version )Die Zeiten, in denen eine neue Form geboren wird, sind äußerst rar in der Menschheitsgeschichte. Es muß viel zusammenkommen, damit so etwas gelingen kann. Große Form zeichnet sich dadurch aus, daß sie imstande ist, die Epoche, der sie entstammt, zu überleben . . . . Continue Reading »

Return to Form

The times in which a new form is born are extremely rare in the history of mankind. Great forms are characterized by their ability to outlive the age in which they emerge and to pursue their path through all history’s hiatuses and upheavals. The Greek column with its Doric, Ionic, and Corinthian . . . . Continue Reading »

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