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.


Informing and Forming Terror
John F. Kavanaugh
Muriel Spark
Patricia A. Kossmann

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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