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Thomas P. Rausch, S.J., is the T. Marie Chilton Professor of Catholic Theology at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles. His most recent book is The Slow Work of God (Paulist Press).

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Thomas P. Rausch
Two recent books by Benjamin McKean and Vincent Bevins show the violence done to developing countries in the name of economic prosperity and U.S. political hegemony.
Arts & CultureBooks
Thomas P. Rausch
Two new books show that Christian approaches to salvation are not as monolithic as one might think.
FaithFaith and Reason
Thomas P. Rausch
The work of IOTA could help move the ecumenical movement forward. IOTA plans to meet every four years, on the model of the Olympics. It could become a blessing for all the church.
Arts & CultureBooks
Thomas P. Rausch
Review of Ross Douthat's latest book, "To Change the Church." While the church always strives to honor what Jesus said about divorce and remarriage, it has made pastoral accommodations since its earliest days.
Arts & CultureBooks
Thomas P. Rausch
The Islamic Jesus draws on the presentation of Christ in the Quran to find new common ground for the People of the Book. 
REUNION. Pope Francis waves during a special audience with members of the Catholic Fraternity of Charismatic Covenant Communities and Fellowships at the Vatican, Oct. 31.
Thomas P. Rausch
In the West there are new obstacles to ecumenism.
 Cardinal Reinhard Marx of Munich-Freising, president of the German bishops' conference, talks with an unidentified delegate as they leave the final session of the Synod of Bishops on the family at the Vatican Oct. 24. (CNS photo/Paul Haring)
Thomas P. Rausch
The church has been making pastoral accommodations since the beginning, which means that future accommodations cannot be ruled out.
Thomas P. Rausch
The words had a vaguely alien sound: postcolonial, mujerista, queer, eco-theological. But as I sat on our theology department’s hiring committee and read applicants’ dossiers, it was clear that the thinking behind these labels is shaping the work of many who are finishing doctoral studie
Faith in Focus
Thomas P. Rausch
Thinking with the church in El Salvador
Books
Thomas P. Rausch
Icons of Hope John Thiel rsquo s creative effort to explore Christian belief in eternal life is clearly the work of a major theological thinker Focusing on the eschata the classical four last things mdash heaven hell death and judgment mdash Thiel rejects Kant rsquo s position on the limitatio