The National Catholic Review

November 12, 2001

Vol. 185 No. 15Whole No. 4547


Islam and Modernity

We sometimes imagine that the besieged and occasionally violent form of religiosity known as fundamentalism is a uniquely Islamic trait. This is not the case.


Evolution, Evil and Original Sin
Daryl P. Domning

Of all the puzzles of existence that challenge our religious ideas, none cause more anguish and more crises of faith than suffering, death and evil.

Hotly in Pursuit of the Real
Ron Hansen

Ever since I learned to read, I have wanted to be a fiction writer.

Informing and Forming Terror
John F. Kavanaugh

It was chilling to read, to see the pictures. The Sunday New York Times Magazine of Oct.

Muriel Spark
Patricia A. Kossmann

On Nov. 20, 1581, the British Jesuit Edmund Campion, along with two others, was tried and found guilty of high treason.

Rethinking Mission in India
Janina Gomes

Anational symposium titled Breaking New Ground in Mission was held in Shillong, India, from July 5 to 9, 2001, in which leading missiologists, pastors and experts participated.

Books and Culture

Redemptive Suicide?
Peter Heinegg
In 1996 Jack Miles won the Pulitzer Prize for biography with a learned, gripping, semi-plausible flight of fancy.
The Cyprus Connection
Richard J. Hauser
The Mountain of Silence is a personal search by a recently reconverted agnostic sociologist into the world of Orthodox spiritualit
Books That Speak Volumes
Emilie Griffin
I wonder if there is a new fascination for books about books, especially those books we call classics.
More Mania Irrelevancyor Extinction?Try It, You'll Like It
John C. Hawley
T. C. Boyle’s collected short stories (1998) amply confirmed his impressive imagination and facility with language and narration.
Irrelevancyor Extinction?
Marie Anne Mayeski
John Cornwell’s latest effort at faithful, constructive criticism (following his highly controversial Hitler’s Pope) focuses on th
Try It, You'll Like It
Denise Lardner Carmody
William J. O’Malley, S.J., has been teaching theology for the past 30 years and has written a score of books.

Columns and Departments

The Word
Future Shock
John R. Donahue
Faith in Focus
St. Jack, Pray for Us!
James Martin, SJ
Of Many Things
Of Many Things
George M. Anderson
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