American Babylon: Notes of a Christian Exile
by Richard John Neuhaus
Basic Books, 2009
(288 pages, $26.95, hardcover)
reviewed by William L. Saunders, Jr.
As I sat in church during Christmas services last December, the priest reminded us to pray for those who had died in the past year. My thoughts turned to my friend, Father Richard John Neuhaus, who had died one year before, in January 2009.
It is hard to imagine American public life without his presence. No one, in my judgment, was more influential in public debates about religion and public life (which is the name of his institute in New York) in all their forms, from inter-religious dialogue (whether Jewish/Christian . . .
This article is only available to subscribers.
Not a subscriber? Subscribe to Touchstone today for full online access. Over 30 years of content!
Get a one-year full-access subscription to the Touchstone online archives for only $19.95. That's only $1.66 per month!
Get six issues (one year) of Touchstone PLUS full online access for only $29.95. That's only $2.50 per month!
Your subscription goes a long way to ensure that Touchstone is able to continue its mission of publishing quality Christian articles and commentary.
*Transactions will be processed on the secure server of The Fellowship of St. James website, the publisher of Touchstone.
from the touchstone online archives