editorials

Europe Passé

When the World Sets the Agenda for the Church
by James Hitchcock

columns

Practical Christianity

The Lost Art of Mercy

by Thomas S. Buchanan

As It Is Written...

Hidden in Christ

by Patrick Henry Reardon

World-Class Bully
The World Council of Churches Takes On a Superpower
by Mark Tooley

Stem-Cell Options
A Report from the President’s Council on Bioethics
by Robert P. George


17.3—April 2004

features

Boethius?s Complaint

Can the Christian Find Consolation Without Christ?
by Graeme Hunter

Between Heaven & Earth

C. S. Lewis on Asceticism & Holiness
by David W. Fagerberg

Today in Our Hearing

The Living Voice of Jesus in the Gospel of Luke
by Arthur A. Just

views

Phil’s Shadow

Michael P. Foley on the Lessons of Groundhog Day

Credible Marriages

Louis R. Tarsitano on the Christian Destruction of Marriage

Contra Spontaneity

Thomas Howard on Christian Ritual

Choice Superstition

Patrick Gray on Abortion Rhetoric & Common Sense

Book Reviews

Biblical Fathers

The Spirit of Early
Christian Thought
by Robert Louis Wilken
A review by Mike Aquilina

Fantastic Saga

Blood and Judgment
by Lars Walker
A review by Dale Nelson

Dante’s New Guide

Inferno & Purgatory
by Dante Alighieri,
edited and translated
by Anthony Esolen
A review by R. V. Young

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