April 5, 2010

Vol. 202 No. 11Whole No. 4889 Download PDF

Editorials

Current Comment
Strategic Divide with Israel; Achieving Step One in Health Care
Early in the Morning
Despite our best efforts as believers, it is often hard to see the glory for the gloom.

Articles

Something Wondrous Is Afoot
Kathleen Norris
A reflection on the meaning of Easter
Judgment Day
Bernard J. Verkamp
Bertrand Russell enters the pearly gates.

Books and Culture

Art
The Artist as Believer
Karen Sue Smith
James Tissot’s paintings of Jesus' life and death are signs of a vibrant Christian imagination.
Books
Into Every Corner of the Globe
John W. OMalley
Diarmaid MacCulloch's 'Christianity' begins a millennium before the birth of Christ.
Books
Intellectual Innovations
Richard M. Gula
A towering history of moral theology from James F. Keenan, S.J.
Books
The Origin of Orthodoxy
Wayne A. Holst
Philip Jenkins' new book challenges common wisdom about how lofty Christian doctrine was formulated amid human chaos.
Television
War as Hell
Maurice Timothy Reidy
What makes “The Pacific” worth watching is the opportunity to observe the genesis of a new global order.