articles by Patrick Henry Reardon

33.5 — September/October 2020

Two Views of Persia


33.4 — July/August 2020

From Morals to Mystery


33.3 — May/June 2020

Let Us Make Man


33.2 — March/April 2020

Destiny & the Cross


33.1 — January/February 2020

The Age of Samson


32.6 — November/December 2019

Priestly Visions


32.5 — September/October 2019

Peter's Sword


32.4 — July/August 2019

The Monotheism of the Gospel


32.3 — May/June 2019

Anointed to Fulfill


32.2 — March/April 2019

Ashes & Idolatry


32.1 — January/February 2019

God the Father


31.6 — November/December 2018

The Wretched Man


31.6 — November/December 2018

Tragedy & Transcendence

on Futility & the Open Door to Deliverance


31.5 — September/October 2018

The Left-Handed Right-Hander


31.4 — July/August 2018

Transforming Faith


31.3 — May/June 2018

Without a Prophet


31.3 — May/June 2018

Go Figure


31.2 — March/April 2018

Ashibag Unscripted


31.2 — March/April 2018

R. C. Sproul, R.I.P.


31.1 — January/February 2018

The World of Paul's Mind


30.6 — Nov/Dec 2017

Tempted from Above


30.5 — Sept/Oct 2017

Book of the People


30.4 — July/Aug 2017

Dark Passages of the Bible


30.3 — May/June 2017

Who, Me?


30.2 — March/April 2017

Pharaoh's Darkness


30.2 — March/April 2017

Housekeeping

Beware Scandalizing Unbelievers


30.1 — Jan/Feb 2017

Those Midwives


30.1 — Jan/Feb 2017

Periodical Crossings

The Intersections of Christ, Creed & Culture


29.6 — Nov/Dec 2016

Haman's Fall


29.5 — Sept/Oct 2016

His Gift of Life


29.4 — July/August 2016

The Christian Sh'ma


29.3 — May/June 2016

The Light in the Darkness


29.2 — March/April 2016

The Paschal Lamb of God


29.2 — March/April 2016

The Only Lord We Know

On the Confession of the One True God


29.1 — Jan/Feb 2016

David's Lament


28.6 — Nov/Dec 2015

King David & the Amalekite


28.5 — Sept/Oct 2015

Philosopher-King


28.4 — July/Aug 2015

The Eternal Son


28.3 — May/June 2015

Lord of Heaven & Earth


28.2 — March/April 2015

Jesus Now Glorified


28.1 — January/February 2015

Two Moral Worlds


27.6 — Nov/Dec 2014

A Refused Glory


27.6 — Nov/Dec 2014

Moses & Job

on the Meekest of the Servants of God


27.5 — Sept/Oct 2014

Vineyard of the Son


27.4 — July/August 2014

The Stars of Abraham


27.4 — July/August 2014

The Things Freely Given

The Bible, Sacred Theology & the Mind of Christ


27.4 — July/August 2014

The City Limits

What Can Be Expected from Political Princes?


27.3 — May/June 2014

The Essential Ascension


27.2 — March/April 2014

The Paschal Comedy


27.2 — March/April 2014

The Chosen Book

on Reading the Hebrew Bible as Philosophy


27.1 — Jan/Feb 2014

Esther & Joseph


26.6 — Nov/Dec 2013

The Many Storied Prophets


26.5 — Sept/Oct 2013

Peter, Apostle


26.4 — July/August 2013

Amos into Scripture


26.4 — July/August 2013

On the Road to Paul

on Why the Apostle to the Gentiles Changed His Name


26.3 — May/June 2013

Paul's Apology


26.3 — May/June 2013

Hard to Swallow

Public Health, Government Obesity & Church Resistance


26.2 — Mar/Apr 2013

The Gospel of Isaiah


26.1 — Jan/Feb 2013

The Reader of Hearts


25.6 — Nov/Dec 2012

The Lover of Mankind


25.5 — Sept/Oct 2012

The New Healing


25.5 — Sept/Oct 2012

Believe Free or Die

on Mathematical Certainty & the Liberty of Faith


25.5 — Sept/Oct 2012

The Man Alive

Irenaeus Did Not Teach Self-Fulfillment


25.4 — July/August 2012

Early Education


25.4 — July/August 2012

Shaped, Fixed & Free

on the Divine Gift of Truth


25.3 — May/June 2012

The Victorious Procession of Christ


25.3 — May/June 2012

A Rabbi's Error

on Jonathan Sacks’s Mistake About Christians


25.2 — March/April 2012

Theology & the Mind of Christ


25.1 — Jan/Feb 2012

God's Word & Me


25.1 — Jan/Feb 2012

The Gift of the Jews

God's Chosen People & Our Messiah


24.6 — Nov/Dec 2011

Sinners All


24.6 — Nov/Dec 2011

Dead End Times

on the Apocalyptic Fears of the Secularists


24.5 — Sept/Oct 2011

Fullness of Faith


24.5 — Sept/Oct 2011

A Many-Storied Monastic

A Critical Memoir of Thomas Merton at Gethsemani Abbey


24.4 — July/August 2011

The Man of Prayer


24.4 — July/August 2011

An Inconvenient Task

More Than Workers Migrate Between the U.S. & Mexico


24.3 — May/June 2011

From the Cross


24.3 — May/June 2011

His God & Ours

on Why We Can Be Brothers & Sisters in Christ


24.2 — March/April 2011

Balaam & Balak


24.2 — March/April 2011

The Talk of Cana & Jerusalem

What We Can Learn from Two Conversations Between Jesus & His Mother


24.2 — March/April 2011

The Incautious Apologist

on Reticence & the Mysteries of Sin & Salvation


24.1 — January/February 2011

David's Reliance


23.6 — November/December 2010

Trial by Desert


23.5 — September/October 2010

Royal Enigma


23.5 — September/October 2010

Modest & Bold

On the Gospel & Political Upheavals


23.4 — July/August 2010

Conversational Revelation


23.4 — July/August 2010

Sacred Grammar

on the Three Blessings of Timothy


23.3 — May/June 2010

Samuel’s Place


23.2 — March/April 2010

Framers of the Gospel


23.1 — January/February 2010

Unfair Warfare


23.1 — January/February 2010

Wisdom from the Table

on the Foundational Culture of the Dining Room


22.8 — November/December 2009

Born One of Us


22.7 — September/October 2009

Defense & Offense


22.7 — September/October 2009

Kosovo Lost & Found

A Visit to Old Serbia in Search of Its Ultimate Destiny


22.6 — July/August 2009

The Gospel Apocalypse


22.5 — June 2009

The Temple & the World


22.5 — June 2009

The Greek Key

on Divine Providence & the Macedonian Call


22.4 — May 2009

Abraham & God’s Power


22.4 — May 2009

Words’ Worth

on the Transcendent Vocabulary of Mundane Signs


22.3 — April 2009

The Wife of Pilate


22.3 — April 2009

His Passion, Our Choices

Matthew’s Trial of Jesus Is About More than Jesus


22.3 — April 2009

God & Robbers

on Human & Divine Property Rights


22.2 — March 2009

Father Joseph


22.2 — March 2009

Faith in Place

A Cloud of Witnesses: Saints and Martyrs From the Holy Land
by Bishop Demetri (Matta) Khoury


22.2 — March 2009

Authority Figures

on the Question That Jesus Refused to Answer


22.1 — January/February 2009

The Prophet & the Sage


22.1 — January/February 2009

Sacred Exits

Quitting Church: Why the Faithful Are Fleeing and What to Do About It by Julia Duin


21.10 — December 2008

The Daughter of Abraham


21.10 — December 2008

Savior in a Manger

Early Christian Teaching on the Incarnation & Redemption


21.9 — November 2008

The Gospels & History


21.8 — October 2008

Haran Junction


21.8 — October 2008

Scandalous Messengers

Unbelievers Have Always Been Watching Us, Closely


21.7 — September 2008

Merciful Propositions


21.6 — July/August 2008

Peter & the Fall


21.5 — June 2008

The Choirmaster


21.4 — May 2008

Timothy Middleman


21.3 — April 2008

The Truth Who Lives


21.2 — March 2008

Isaiah’s Good Friday


21.2 — March 2008

The Word Through Us

The Difference Between the Bible & the Koran Is Fermentation


21.1 — January/February 2008

Highest Noon


20.10 — December 2007

Matthew's Portrait


20.9 — November 2007

A Royal Fool


20.8 — October 2007

The Worldling


20.8 — October 2007

Quite Beyond Us

on the Unfathomable Self-Consciousness of Jesus


20.7 — September 2007

Calvary Temple


20.7 — September 2007

The Arius Factor

on the Dynamics of Dogmas & Anathemas


20.6 — July/August 2007

Gog Rising


20.5 — June 2007

Stationed at the Cross


20.4 — May 2007

Two Ladies at Odds


20.3 — April 2007

The Irreplaceables


20.3 — April 2007

The Son Risen with Healing

Biblical Aspects of the Easter Revolution


20.2 — March 2007

Home Bible School


20.2 — March 2007

Sinai’s Height

on the Problem with Popular Monotheism


20.1 — January/February 2007

Temple Lights


20.1 — January/February 2007

Life & Death March


19.10 — December 2006

Signs of Love


19.9 — November 2006

Handling the Holy


19.8 — October 2006

Scroll Food


19.7 — September 2006

Exodus in Genesis


19.6 — July/August 2006

Like a Rock


19.5 — June 2006

Cross Central


19.4 — May 2006

The Sacred Name


19.3 — April 2006

John & the Agony


19.3 — April 2006

The Agony of Gethsemane

On the Meaning of Christ’s Prayer & His Obedience in the Garden


19.2 — March 2006

Water Rescue


19.1 — January/February 2006

We & Us


18.10 — December 2005

Creation & Christ


18.9 — November 2005

War & Poetry


18.8 — October 2005

Dogmatic Love


18.7 — September 2005

Haman's End


18.6 — July/August 2005

Tychicus of Asia


18.6 — July/August 2005

Pastors Courageous


18.5 — June 2005

Athaliah's Motives


18.4 — May 2005

Anthropology & the Incarnation


18.4 — May 2005

Nations in the Balance


18.3 — April 2005

The Resurrection Accounts


18.2 — March 2005

Thinking in Threes


18.1 — January/February 2005

Abimelech in Love


17.10 — December 2004

The Heart’s Guarantee


17.10 — December 2004

Emmanuel Is with Us

A Sidebar in Addison H. Hart’s “The Divine Divider”


17.10 — December 2004

Ritual Correctness

on Enduring Liturgical Experts


17.9 — November 2004

Egypt & Israel


17.9 — November 2004

Free Press & Pulpit

on the First Amendment


17.8 — October 2004

Esther & the Hidden God


17.7 — September 2004

The Newborn Moses


17.7 — September 2004

The Objections of Conscience

on Civil Disobedience


17.6 — July/August 2004

Covenant & Remembrance


17.5 — June 2004

Calculating Delilah


17.4 — May 2004

Salvation’s Threefold Cord


17.4 — May 2004

Caesar & Conscience


17.3 — April 2004

Hidden in Christ


17.2 — March 2004

Gentle Jesus


17.1 — January/February 2004

The Fall & Rise of David


17.1 — January/February 2004

Muslims & Human Rights


16.10 — December 2003

The Stoning of Stephen


16.9 — November 2003

The Laughter of Isaac


16.9 — November 2003

Not So Quiet on the Eastern Front

Orthodox Christians & the Iraqi War


16.8 — October 2003

Abraham’s Servant


16.8 — October 2003

Homer, Sex & Bungee Jumping

on the Lost World of Courage


16.8 — October 2003

Homosexual Inroads


16.7 — September 2003

Nathan?s Messianic Prophecy


16.6 — July/August 2003

The Parables & the Structure of the World


16.6 — July/August 2003

Communion & Division

The Structure of Knowledge


16.6 — July/August 2003

Episcopal Duties


16.5 — June 2003

The Paralytic from the Roof


16.4 — May 2003

Common Sense

Chesterton & the Aristotelian Tradition


16.4 — May 2003

The First Commandment


16.3 — April 2003

The Not-So-Good Samaritans

Aristotle, the Preservation of Families & the Duties of the State


16.3 — April 2003

Jonathan, Loyal & Brave


16.2 — March 2003

The Apostolic Epic

The Aeneid & the Acts of the Apostles


16.2 — March 2003

Lenten Repentance


16.1 — January/February 2003

The Prayers of Hannah


16.1 — January/February 2003

The Roots of Roe v. Wade


15.10 — December 2002

Most Excellent Theophilus


15.10 — December 2002

East Meets West in Rome

on an Ecumenical Experiment


15.9 — November 2002

The Widow in the Temple


15.8 — October 2002

Judah & His Brothers


15.7 — September 2002

A Vigil for McVeigh

My Night Among the Protesters at an Execution


15.7 — September 2002

The Sign of Jonah


15.7 — September 2002

Ministry to Prisoners


15.6 — July/August 2002

“The Man, Jesus Christ ,”


15.5 — June 2002

The Harsh Word of Ahijah


15.4 — May 2002

The Tragedy of Jephthah


15.3 — April 2002

Dawson Revisited

Christianity and European Culture
edited by Gerald J. Russello
Dynamics of World History
by Christopher Dawson


15.3 — April 2002

The Silence of Zachary


15.2 — March 2002

A Guide to the Lord’s Table

Catholics and the Eucharist
by Stephen B. Clark


15.2 — March 2002

Job & His Comforters


15.2 — March 2002

Timid Apostles


15.1 — January/February 2002

Rahab & the Spies


15.1 — January/February 2002

Abortion & Surgery


14.10 — December 2001

The Journey of the Magi


14.9 — November 2001

The Wise Outwit the Shrewd


14.8 — October 2001

The Cities of Refuge


14.8 — October 2001

Dialogue & Papal Strength

on Rome & the Orthodox Church


14.8 — October 2001

Culture’s Inner Law


14.7 — September 2001

Escape from Vienna

Critical Reflections on a Lingering Confinement


14.7 — September 2001

Moses on the Mountain


14.6 — July/August 2001

Enoch Walked with God


14.6 — July/August 2001

The Transformed Relics of the Fall

on the Fulfillment of History in Christ


14.5 — June 2001

Styles of Honor & Duty

The Midshipman Quinn Collection
by Showell Styles


14.5 — June 2001

Human Harvest

Commerce in Human Body Parts: A Critical Symposium


14.5 — June 2001

Abner’s Tough Decision


14.4 — May 2001

Romanian Shepherd

Shepherd of Souls
by Archimandrite Ioannichie Balan
The Truth of Our Faith
by Elder Cleopa of Romania


14.4 — May 2001

Andrew, the First-Called


14.4 — May 2001

History Free & Clear

on the Errors of Determinism


14.3 — April 2001

Life & Death in South Bend

Notre Dame’s Culture of Death Conference


14.3 — April 2001

Peter at the Charcoal Fire


14.3 — April 2001

Abortion & the Mother’s Life


14.2 — March 2001

Nathan’s Godly Narrative


14.1 — January/February 2001

Debating Design

The Concordia Conference on Intelligent Design


14.1 — January/February 2001

Thou Art the Everlasting Son of the Father

The Christian Meaning of the Fatherhood of God


14.1 — January/February 2001

Let Your Face Shine Upon Us


13.9 — November 2000

Saving California

The Man Who Founded California
by M. N. L. Couve de Murville


13.8 — October 2000

The Churches & the Homosexual Agenda


13.6 — July/August 2000

Father, Glorify Thy Name!

The Patriarchal Shape of Trinitarian Theology


13.6 — July/August 2000

Truthless Conversations


13.5 — June 2000

Susannah’s Virtues

The Prayer of Distress & the Cause of Justice


13.4 — May 2000

A Lonely Poet

Emily Dickinson and
the Art of Belief
by Roger Lundin


13.3 — April 2000

Judge Deborah

The Hebrew Prophetess in Christian Tradition


13.2 — March 2000

Marcionism Then & Now

on the Old Testament


13.1 — January/February 2000

Two Cultural Critics

The Critical Legacy
of Irving Babbitt
by George A. Panichas
A Few Reasonable Words
by Henry Regnery


12.6 — November/December 1999

Covering the Vatican

History of Vatican II
edited by Giuseppe Alberigo
Milestones: Memoirs 1927?1977
by Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger


12.5 — September/October 1999

Losing Our Illusions


12.4 — July/August 1999

The World as Text

Science, Letters & the Recovery of Meaning


12.3 — May/June 1999

Under the Gaze of God & Angels

The Meaning of Tobit for the Christian Reader


12.2 — March/April 1999

The Wide World of Tobit

The Apocrypha’s Tobit & Literary Tradition


12.1 — January/February 1999

Tracing the Path to Impasse

Biblical Interpretation
by Gerald Bray


11.6 — November/December 1998

Three on Weaver

Richard M. Weaver, 1910?1963
by Fred Douglas Young
The Vision of Richard Weaver
edited by Joseph Scotchie
Barbarians in the Saddle
by Joseph Scotchie


11.6 — November/December 1998

Metaphysical Man

Philosophy, Language & Richard Weaver


11.6 — November/December 1998

A Metaphysical Prophet


11.5 — September/October 1998

Sacraments, Martyrdom & the Sons of Zebedee

Two Gospel Texts in the Tradition


11.5 — September/October 1998

A Glimmer from the East

Orientale Lumen II—An Orthodox Account


11.3 — May/June 1998

Apocryphal Judith, Saintly Deceiver

Judith, Tradition, & the Christian Reader


11.2 — March/April 1998

From Book Burning to Canon

On the Destruction & Preservation of Sacred & Profane Texts


11.2 — March/April 1998

Is Titanic Satanic?

An Internet Discussion Between Patrick Henry Reardon, Rod Dreher & Terry Mattingly


11.1 — January/February 1998

Joan Andrews Bell


10.4 — Fall 1997

No Better Words


9.4 — Fall 1996

The Prayer of the Publican

A Simple Parable Shows Us the Heart of the Gospel


9.4 — Fall 1996

He Did Become Man


9.2 — Spring 1996

Abigail & the Way of Wisdom

The Bible’s Narrative & Wisdom Traditions Are Combined in a Story of Romance


9.2 — Spring 1996

Infallibility & Ordination


9.1 — Winter 1996

The Joseph Story

Narrative, Theology, & the Christian Hope


9.1 — Winter 1996

Never the Twain?


8.3 — Summer 1995

The Pope & the Buddhists


8.2 — Spring 1995

Captain Ahab’s Rebellion

A Novelist Looks at Predestination


8.1 — Winter 1995

Classroom Chaos

Atheism & the Public Schools


7.4 — Fall 1994

Evangelicals & Catholics—Together?


7.2 — Spring 1994

Christology & the Psalter

How “Inclusive Language” Emasculates the Psalms


6.4 — Fall 1993

Theory & Tradition


6.2 — Spring 1993

On the Ordination of Women


6.1 — Winter 1993

Women Priests

A Response to Thomas F. Torrence


4.4 — Fall 1991

Eastern Christians & Western Problems


3.4 — Winter 1990

Imaging God


3.1 — Winter 1989

Days of Trial


2.4 — Summer-Fall 1988

The Beached Whale

An Empathetic Lament


2.3 — Spring 1988

Whither Episcopalians?


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