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May 5, 2008

Vol.198 / No.15
Books

Attention all Democratic candidates campaign managers media consultants and constituency organizers If there is not a dog-eared frequently underlined copy of Amy Sullivan rsquo s The Party Faithful on your bookshelf soon please quit Sullivan who is the nation editor at Time magazine writes

News

White House Welcome Pope Benedict XVI, meeting at the White House with President George W. Bush, said it was important to preserve the traditional role of religion in American political and social life. Religious values helped forge “the soul of the nation” and should continue to inspire

The EditorsMay 05, 2008

View a copy of our inaugural issue from April 1909

The Word

The word ldquo Pentecost rdquo derives from the Greek word for ldquo fifty rdquo It marks 50 days after Passover on the Jewish calendar and 50 days after Easter on the Christian calendar Among Jews it is known as Shebuot or ldquo Weeks rdquo and celebrates the giving of the Law to Moses on M

Drew ChristiansenMay 05, 2008

Five scholars on the "secret motives" of atheism, and how Christians might respond

Letters
May 05, 2008

The Hardest Word

As an Australian, I want to add to Margaret Silf’s “Sorry Business” (4/21): The apology given by our prime minister was extremely significant because it was delivered on behalf of the government to the indigenous peoples wronged by government policy.

Richard J. MouwMay 05, 2008

One of the best homilies I ever heard was based on the first chapter of the Book of Jonah. The preacher described the situation on board a ship that had run into a terrible storm on the way to Tarshish and a confrontation that ensued between some pagan sailors and a prophet of the true God. Surely,