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The Gift of the Jews

God's Chosen People & Our Messiah
by Patrick Henry Reardon



A Grand Illusion

by Robert Carle


Songs of Thankfulness & Praise

by Anthony Esolen

First Books

Discovering Old Favorites

by Kathie Johnson

A Thousand Words

Rembrandt & the Speaking Image of Christ


As It Is Written...

God's Word & Me

by Patrick Henry Reardon

25.1—Jan/Feb 2012


Why Fight Same-Sex Marriage?

Is There Really That Much at Stake?
by Douglas Farrow

Marriage Made for Heaven

On Lust & the Proper Schooling of Sexual Desire
by Miguel A. Endara

The Medium Is the Mediator

The Christian Humanism of Marshall McLuhan
by James E. Person, Jr.


Marriage or Friendship?

Gregory J. Mansour on Defending Marriage & Not Confusing It with Other Things

What Is Man?

Anthony Esolen on What Raskolnikov Knew & Translators Have Lost

Man Up, Lady Down

Perry Glanzer on the Demise of Ladies & Gentlemen in Higher Education

Never Absolute Zero

David Haddon on Jack London’s Failure to Keep Morality Out of “To Build a Fire”

book reviews

Pieper’s Pearl

The Platonic Myths by Josef Pieper
reviewed by Graeme Hunter

For the Common Good

Good and Bad Ways to Think About Religion and Politics by by Robert Benne
A review by J. Daryl Charles

Poetry & Philosophy

Language Redeemed: Chaucer’s Mature Poetry by David Williams
A review by Kathleen Curran Sweeney


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