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33.6—November/December, 2020

Till We Have Faces Covered

on Masking the Human Countenance

by Devin O'Donnell

33.6—November/December, 2020

Lady with a Sword

The Dramatic Life & Legacy of Dorothy L. Sayers

by Carole Vanderhoof

33.4—July/August, 2020

Literature for Wisdom

on Reading in the Service of Christian Living

by Donald T. Williams

33.2—March/April, 2020

"Dialogue" & Chaos

by S. M. Hutchens

33.2—March/April, 2020

Creed & Coleridge

on the Necessary Limits on the Wandering Christian Mind

by Louis Markos

33.2—March/April, 2020

A Sin of Omission

by S. M. Hutchens

33.2—March/April, 2020

High Praise & Mercy

by Anthony Esolen

33.2—March/April, 2020

Prose Pruning

by S. M. Hutchens

33.2—March/April, 2020

The Fairy Tale Wars

Lewis, Chesterton, et al. Against the Frauds, Experts & Revisionists

by Vigen Guroian

33.2—March/April, 2020

Julian's Shadow

by Donald T. Williams

32.6—November/December, 2019

The Breath of the Lion

The Holy Spirit Is Alive & Active in Narnia

by Thomas Williams

32.6—November/December, 2019

Listening Up

Historical Truth, Beguiling Stories & Three Kinds of Hearers

by Anthony Esolen

32.4—July/August, 2019

The Habit of Community

Reception, Gratitude, & Witness on a Christian Campus

by Matthew D. Wright

32.2—March/April, 2019

The Problem of Pity

Misguided Mercy & Dante's Infernal Purgation

by Joshua Hren

32.1—January/February, 2019

Birthing Room

Maternity in Literature & Our Need to Find Better Words for Large Families

by Rebekah Curtis

31.6—November/December, 2018

Tragedy & Transcendence

on Futility & the Open Door to Deliverance

by Patrick Henry Reardon

31.6—November/December, 2018

Onward & Upward with Dante

on the Paradiso as Light for the Christian Mind

by Thomas Albert Howard

31.5—September/October, 2018

Ecclesiastes' Son

on Jewish Liturgy & Deeper Christian Exegesis

by Andrew Kuiper

31.5—September/October, 2018

Unsaintly Saintliness

on Graham Greene's Whisky Priest

by Steven Faulkner

31.4—July/August, 2018

Mission or Submission?

The Difficulty of Apologetics for Dead Souls in the Real World

by R. J. Snell

31.4—July/August, 2018

Cyborgs in Hell?

on Virtual Reality versus Real Personality

by Patrick B. Whalen

31.3—May/June, 2018

A Fading Voice at Twilight

The Last Will & Testament of Umberto Eco

by Jesse Russell

31.3—May/June, 2018

Literary Light

on the Craft of Creating Worlds of Words

by Robert Erle Barham

31.1—January/February, 2018

Tailor-Made for Evil

Hiding Foul Things with Garments of Legal Fictions

by Joshua Hren

31.1—January/February, 2018

A Novel Invitation

Joy by Georges Bernanos, tr. Louise Varèse

by Norm Klassen

31.1—January/February, 2018

A Pen for the Lord

by S. M. Hutchens

30.6—Nov/Dec, 2017

Odious & Deplorable

on C. S. Lewis, Brideshead Revisited & the Middle Things

by Ben Reinhard

30.6—Nov/Dec, 2017

Can Beauty Save the World?

Neither Dostoevsky nor Prince Myshkin Makes the Case

by Vigen Guroian

30.5—Sept/Oct, 2017

The Unforgotten

on Costly Grace in Breece D'J Pancake's Flyover Country

by Casey Chalk

30.5—Sept/Oct, 2017

An Encouraging Book

How Tolkien's Lord of the Rings Saved Me

by Donald T. Williams

30.4—July/Aug, 2017

Departed or Converted?

Two Tales of God-Talk on Death Row

by Peter Maurice

30.4—July/Aug, 2017

Soul Comforter

on Emily Dickinson & the Source of Our Hope

by Josh Mayo

30.3—May/June, 2017

Professor Faustus

on Modern Education as a Deal with the Devil

by Robert Erle Barham

30.2—March/April, 2017

Rescuing Cervantes

on Reading Don Quixote in Its Original Christian Context

by Luis Cortest

30.2—March/April, 2017

The Fullness of Mercy

Western Literature & the Illumination of a Divine Attribute

by Christine Schintgen

29.6—Nov/Dec, 2016

A Global Conflict of Interest

The Clash Between Religion & Secularism Overshadows The Clash of Civilizations

by David V. Hicks

29.6—Nov/Dec, 2016

The Still Small God

The Mustard Seed & the Wonders of His Kingdom

by Anthony Esolen

29.5—Sept/Oct, 2016

The Feminine Hero

The Modern Versions Are Neither Feminine nor Heroic

by Nathanael Devlin

29.5—Sept/Oct, 2016

Of Brides & Men

Heroic Service Is More Accessible to Christian Men than Nuptial Imagery

by Maclin Horton

28.6—Nov/Dec, 2015

The Artistry of Grace

The Surprising Beauty of Divine Providence in Isak Dinesen's "Babette's Feast"

by Leta Sundet

28.5—Sept/Oct, 2015

The Hobbit Redemption

Christian Heroism & Humility in the Work of J. R. R. Tolkien

by Jennifer Vaughan

28.4—July/Aug, 2015

Your Given Name

on the Cure for Any Identity Crisis

by Robert Erle Barham

28.3—May/June, 2015

The Spy Who Turned Witness

Whittaker Chambers's Lonely War Against Godless Collectivism

by Hunter Baker

27.5—Sept/Oct, 2014

The Light of Everyman

Benedict XVI's Regensburg Lecture, St. John's Proemium & Intercultural Understanding

by Graeme Hunter

27.4—July/August, 2014

The Art & Craft of Shakespeare

An Interview with Peter Leithart

by Robin Phillips

26.6—Nov/Dec, 2013

A Divine Gift of the Muses

The Great Epics Are Theological & Mark the Hard Path to Beatitude

by Anthony Esolen

25.1—Jan/Feb, 2012

What Is Man?

on What Raskolnikov Knew & Translators Have Lost

by Anthony Esolen

25.1—Jan/Feb, 2012

Never Absolute Zero

on Jack London’s Failure to Keep Morality Out of “To Build a Fire”

by David Haddon

24.5—Sept/Oct, 2011

Leisure Suits Us

On Josef Pieper's Leisure, the Basis of Culture

by Ken Myers

24.1—January/February, 2011

The Romance of Domesticity

Marriage Thrives in Reality, Not in Our Dreams

by Nathan Schlueter

24.1—January/February, 2011

Secular Grendel

Ruminations on the Monstrous Envy of the Soul-Devouring State

by Anthony Esolen

23.5—September/October, 2010

Lost in Space

on the Cosmic Home Carl Sagan Couldn’t See

by Michael Baruzzini

23.3—May/June, 2010

Humor on the Move

In the Christian World, Comedy Is King

by Anthony Esolen

21.7—September, 2008

Devil Talk

Milton’s Postmodern Satan & His Disciples

by Donald T. Williams

20.6—July/August, 2007

The Anglo-Saxon Evangel

The Beowulf Poet Was a Shrewd Christian Apologist

by Douglas Wilson

20.5—June, 2007

Heaven Knows

Christian Irony & the secrets of Kings & Gods

by Anthony Esolen

19.2—March, 2006

Austen’s Powers

on the Truths That Mr. Darcy Taught Me About Marital Love

by Jennifer Farrara

18.2—March, 2005

Long Shadows of Eden

On Conservatism as Vexation, Vanity & Near Impossibility

by Graeme Hunter

15.4—May, 2002

Becoming Aeneas, Becoming Paul

Hell & Dante’s Education in Love

by Peter J. Leithart

15.1—January/February, 2002

The Writer of Our Story

Divine Providence in The Lord of the Rings

by David Mills

12.4—July/August, 1999

The World as Text

Science, Letters & the Recovery of Meaning

by Patrick Henry Reardon

12.2—March/April, 1999

A Novelist Looks at Faith & Fiction

An Interview with Susan Howatch

by David Virtue

10.4—Fall, 1997

T. S. Eliot on Literary Morals

On T. S. Eliot’s After Strange Gods

by Russell Kirk

4.3—Summer, 1991

T. S. Eliot On Literary Morals

on T. S. Eliot’s After Strange Gods

by Russell Kirk

3.3—Fall, 1989

Shusaku Endo and Scandal

Recent Catholic Literature from Japan by Kristopher H. Kowal

by Kristopher H. Kowal

3.1—Winter, 1989

Dante’s Puzzle

The Riddle of Papal Power

by Steven Faulkner

2.3—Spring, 1988

Selected Letters of Fyodor Dostoyevsky

edited by Joseph Frank and David I. Goldstein translated by Andrew R. MacAndrew

by Steven Faulkner

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