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April 16, 2007

Vol.196 / No.14
Books
Eugene McCarraher April 16, 2007

Are the culture wars of the last two decades a bogus conflict Do the debates about abortion gender sexuality and aesthetics amount to a series of shadowboxing matches Intellectuals appear increasingly divided For some they 8217 re a genuine combat for others they 8217 re something for the

News

Jerusalem Hospice Open to Patients of All FaithsWhen Sister Monika Dullmann first came as a volunteer to Saint-Louis Hospital in Jerusalem as a young theologian, the most difficult task she faced was watching terminally ill patients suffer. Sister Monika, now the hospital director, said 20 years of

The Word
Daniel J. Harrington April 16, 2007

The phrase ldquo Easter faith rdquo refers to the conviction that Jesus who was dead has been raised and thus has brought about the victory of life over death Before Easter the disciples and others regarded Jesus as a wise teacher a powerful miracle worker and a prophet After Easter they proc

Politics & Society
Jim McDermott April 16, 2007

Following the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Brown v. Board of Education (May 1954), racial tensions in Alabama heightened considerably. When in February 1956 Autherine Lucy, a black student, began attending class at the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa, white students and community membe

Current Comment
The Editors April 16, 2007

Sin of the WorldSlavery, it is said, was America’s original sin. In recent theological writing, it can also be described as a prime example of the sin of the world, a sin that runs through time and space infecting both persons and institutions. As a new exhibit at the New-York Historical Socie

Books
Michael Bisesi April 16, 2007

Where is the solution manual Nearly a quarter-century ago when I first taught Business and Public Issues in a large state university an undergraduate accounting student came to see me The class had just discussed a case that described a difficult ethical dilemma Not surprisingly there was no e

Columns
Maryann Cusimano Love April 16, 2007

Global warming just got personal. Our neighbor is moving because of global warming. As the world warms, small degrees of temperature change bring changes in the weather. Ice caps melt, seas rise, weather patterns become less predictable, storms become more destructive, and coastal peoples and proper