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Scarpa Conference

The Villanova University School of Law, where I teach, will sponsor the first annual Scarpa Conference on Catholic Legal Studies on Friday, September 15, 2006, at the Connelly Center at Villanova University beginning at 9:00 a.m. The topic for the conference is "From John Paul II to Benedict . . . . Continue Reading »

Bottum: Review This

The Associated Press carried an item yesterday ¯here’s a copy from Forbes ¯that mentioned First Things . Actually, it was an unimportant wire story about Supreme Court justices’ required financial statements for 2005. It did contain this sentence, however: "Scalia . . . . Continue Reading »

George and Lee: Response to Barr II

(This post was written by Patrick Lee and Robert P. George.) We are grateful to Stephen Barr for continuing the conversation with us about the doctrine of the resurrection of the body. We wish to stress that we hold our view, as Professor Barr holds his, as merely probable . The resurrection is a . . . . Continue Reading »

Reno: Best Schools for Theology

U.S. New & World Report has just published its annual rankings of higher education. In addition to calling the horse race for No. 1 university, the magazine also puts out rankings of graduate programs. By their reckoning, the best place to study political theory is Harvard. Harvard is tied with . . . . Continue Reading »

Bottum: The Parties and Religion

As the Power Line blog points out, you’d be hard pressed to find a greater opposition in headlines than the ones about the new Pew study on politics and religion. The New York Times has it: "In Poll, G.O.P. Slips as a Friend of Religion." And the Washington Times insists: "Few . . . . Continue Reading »

Linton: The Keiskamma Altarpiece

The Episcopal cathedral in Chicago is hosting a display of the " Keiskamma Altarpiece ." Made by artists in Hamburg, South Africa, the altarpiece is a monumental needlework, combining fabric, beads, wire work and photographs, and reproduces the form and dimensions of Matthias . . . . Continue Reading »

Oakes: Review of Caputo

"Philosophy asks unanswerable questions; theology gives unquestionable answers." According to John Caputo, author of the astonishingly lucid book Philosophy and Theology , the anonymous wag who first coined that sardonic witticism can only have been born in the twentieth century. We know . . . . Continue Reading »



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