15.1—January/February 2002

editorials

The Mystery of Evil

by James Hitchcock

Abortion & Surgery


by Patrick Henry Reardon

columns

As It Is Written...

Rahab & the Spies

by Patrick Henry Reardon

Practical Christianity

Not Caesar?s Icon

by Thomas S. Buchanan

Report

Race Card Players

US Mainline Churches Flock to Conference on Racism
by Mark Tooley


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features

The Writer of Our Story

Divine Providence in The Lord of the Rings
by David Mills

The Heroes of Middle-Earth

J. R. R. Tolkien & the Marks of Christian Heroism
by Leon J. Podles

The Distant Mirror of Middle-Earth

The Sacramental Vision of J. R. R. Tolkien
by C. N. Sue Abromaitis

Tolkien & the New Art

Visual Sources for The Lord of the Rings
by Mary Podles

Rings of Love

J. R. R. Tolkien & the Four Loves
by Dale Nelson

The Lord & Lady of the Rings

The Hidden Presence of Tolkien?s Catholicism in The Lord of the Rings
by Stratford Caldecott

views

Confused by Terror

Mark Tooley on Liberal Theology & September 11

Loving Babies As They Come
Louis R. Tarsitano on God?s Providence & Procreation

Lies, Damned Lies & Statistics

Roberto Rivera on the Truth About Loving Our Kids

What Little Girls Teach About Being

Rick Barnett on the Corruption of Words

book reviews

Reading Tolkien

Tolkien: A Celebration
edited by Joseph Pearce
by David Mills

God?s Word in Color

The Mystical Language of Icons
by Solrunn Nes
by Addison H. Hart

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