The National Catholic Review

December 19, 2005

Vol. 193 No. 20Whole No. 4716

Editorials

A Child Is Born
The Metropolitan Museum of Art is currently offering an exhibition of the work of Fra Angelico (1390/95-1455), one of the most extraordinary artists of the early Italian Renaissance period.

Articles

Consuming Christmas
John F. Kavanaugh
The Historical Mary
Robert P. Maloney
Biologist and Believer
Andrew Szebenyi

Books and Culture

Books
A Singular Hunger for God
Claire Schaeffer-Duffy
In Blessed Among All Women, Robert Ellsberg, publisher of Orbis Books, has compiled another unorthodox hagiography.
Books
Not Quite How It Happened
John C. Endres
With good reason, Steven McKenzie worries that many modern men and women misunderstand the Bible.
Books
Connected to the World
James S. Torrens
In this second collection by Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award winner Mary Oliver, containing 42 new poems, the contents run in reve

Columns and Departments

The Word
De-Christianizing Christmas?
Daniel J. Harrington
The Word
What's In a Name?
Daniel J. Harrington
Faith in Focus
Christmas: Wonderful Exchange
Ladislas Orsy
Of Many Things
Of Many Things
Drew Christiansen
Letters
Letters