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editorials

Editing Vice & Virtue

Some Saints Acted Badly
by Thomas S. Buchanan

Unsettled Celibacy

Uncertain Sounds for Ministry
by S. M. Hutchens

quodlibets

In the Service of Children

by S. M. Hutchens

The Senior Editors & the Presidency

by S. M. Hutchens

Beauty & the Vice

by Peter J. Leithart

Backstage Diety

by Donald T. Williams

Surely Not Us

by S. M. Hutchens

columns

Mortal Remains

Education in Pen State

by S. M. Hutchens

From Heavenly Harmony

The Harmony of Celestial Revelations

by Ken Myers

Communiqué

Good News in Addis Ababa

by John Coatney

Illuminations

All the Colors of the World

by Anthony Esolen

A Thousand Words

Johannes Vermeer's A Woman Holding a Balance

by Mary Elizabeth Podles

As It Is Written...

Dark Passages of the Bible

by Patrick Henry Reardon


30.4—July/Aug 2017

features

One Eternal Summer

An Officer Meets More than a Gentleman
by Graeme Hunter

Altering All Things

Despair, Imagination & the Re-enchantment of the World
by Michial Farmer

Departed or Converted?

Two Tales of God-Talk on Death Row
by Peter Maurice

Theophany & Theodicy

When the Inevitable Questions of Suffering Confront the Living God
by Colin B. Johnstone

views

Ritual & Word Play

Steven Faulkner on Ancient & Modern Witnesses to a Fruitful Endowment

Soul Comforter

Josh Mayo on Emily Dickinson & the Source of Our Hope

Book Reviews

Choosing the Good Portion

The Benedict Option: A Strategy for Christians in a Post-Christian Nation by Rod Dreher
by Bradley W. Anderson

Mortal Dangers

Defining Death: The Case for Choice by Robert M. Veatch and Lainie F. Ross
A review by Allen H. Roberts II

Secularists on Stilts

What Is a Human? What the Answers Mean for Human Rights by John H. Evans
A review by Richard Weikart

Gospel Marketplace

American Christianity: The Continuing Revolution by Stephen Cox
A review by Leon J. Podles

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