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A Sin of Omission

A little note to people who complain that someone writing in Touchstone "failed to mention" something, which omission they graciously proceed to remedy. This is almost sure to get your letter discarded by an irritated editor because "failure to mention" is a legitimate criticism only where the omission is critical, which is not often the case: just ask the four Evangelists.

S. M. Hutchens is a senior editor.


more on literature from the online archives

20.6—July/August 2007

The Anglo-Saxon Evangel

The Beowulf Poet Was a Shrewd Christian Apologist by Douglas Wilson

30.2—March/April 2017

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on Reading Don Quixote in Its Original Christian Context by Luis Cortest

32.2—March/April 2019

The Problem of Pity

Misguided Mercy & Dante's Infernal Purgation by Joshua Hren

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