Touchstone Vol 25 No 2 March 2012

EDITORIAL
3  Saints by Numbers: Will the Religious Inherit the Earth?
by ALLAN CARLSON

FEATURES
25  God’s  Place & Ours:
On Mutability & the Lost Virtue of Steadfastness
by ANTHONY ESOLEN

29  Our  Babel of Bibles:
Scripture, Translation & the Possibility of Spiritual Understanding
by DAVID  LYLE JEFFREY

39     From Modernity to Auschwitz
The Secular & Anti-Christian Origins of the Holocaust
by JOE KEYSOR

COLUMNS & VIEWS
10  THE  LEADING EDGE Peace-Seeking  Muslims
by PHILLIP E. JOHNSON

12  CONTOURS OF  CULTURE What’s God Got to Do with It?
by KEN MYERS

14  ILLUMINATIONS Fast & See That the Lord Is Good
by ANTHONY ESOLEN

16  Cross Purposes
THOMAS W. JODZIEWICZ on the Silent Witness of a Crucifix in a Classroom

17  Wholly Grounded
DoNALD T. WILLIAMS on a Few Facts I Learned in the Holy Land

19  Heaven’s  Gate
GARY A. FRITZ on Touching Eternity Through the Death of a Believer

22  Anchored Away
RAYMOND J. BROWN on Sailors Keeping Faith on Land & Sea

62  A THOUSAND WORDS Barocci’s Annunciation
by MARY PODLES

64  AS IT IS WRITTEN …
Theology & the Mind  of Christ
by PATRICK HENRY REARDON

TIME Vol 179 No 9 March 2012

22 The Deciders
A broken Obama promise and a nativist GOP primary have mobilized Latinos
by Michael Scherer
30 Voters in Search of a Candidate
For Hispanics, the politics of 2012 are personal
by Jorge Ramos
32 Face-Off in Iran
The struggle between the President and the Supreme Leader
by Babak Dehghanpisheh
36 36 Brave New World
The story behind Brave
Pixar’s first girl­ powered movie by Joel Stein
42 The Science of Willpower The chemistry and psychology of no
by Jeffrey Kluger

The New Yorker Vol 88 No 3 March 2012

6  GOINGS ON ABOUT TOWN
23 THE TALK OF THE TOWN
Hendrik Hertzberg on Santorum’s stand; James Surowiecki on the Jeremy Lin effect

William Finnegan    28  LETTER FROM WISCONSIN
The Storm
A governor’s anti-union crusade backfires
Dan Guterman        35  SHOUTS &  MURMURS
New Optical Illusions
Jonah Lehrer        36  DEPT. OF SCIENCE
Kin and Kind
Evolution and the origins of altruism.
Nick Paumgarten     44  THE WORLD OF POWER
Magic Mountain
Among the great and the good at Davos.
Nicholas Schmidle     54  A REPORTER AT LARGE
Disarming Viktor Bout
A weapons trafficker’s downfall

Alice Munro        66  FICTION
“Haven”

THE CRITICS
Emily Nussbaum        74  ON TELEVISION
“The Good Wife.”
BOOKS
Adam Gopnik        78   What the Book of Revelation really means.
81  Briefly  Noted
Hilton Als                82  THE THEATRE
”Early Plays,” “CQ/CX,” “Rx.”
Peter Schjeldahl    84  THE ART WORLD
Cindy Sherman at MOMA.
David Denby        86  THE CURRENT CINEMA
This Is Not a Film,” “Wanderlust,” “Safe House.”
POEMS
Stephen Dunn         32  “Testimony”
Ellen Bryant Voigt    68  “Storm”

WORLD Vol 27 No 5 March 2012

FEATURES
48 Stressed-out cities
High unemployment, broken government, aging infrastructure, and global recession are a mean cocktail for unrest in the world’s fastest­ growing metropolises

50 Nowhere to run
Longstanding threats from Muslims, plus new threats from terrorists, are cornering northern Nigeria’s Christians

58 Joining the big leagues Indianapolis, Oklahoma City, and Tampa flourish  with Christian involvement

61 Midtown’s mayor Conservative Rick Baker pioneered a conservative approach to urban revitalization

36 Tightrope walker
Rick Santorum says faith-aided growth is moving him from angry U.S. senator to authentic presidential  candidate

42 Allies under assault
Catholics and evangelicals coalesce against rising threats to religious liberty  from all levels of government

VOICES
5   Joel Belz
22 Janie B. Cheaney
34 Mindy Belz
46 John Piper
75 Mailbag
79 Andree Seu
😯 Marvin Olasky

Books and Culture Vol 18 No 2 March/April 2012

5 Stranger in a Strange Land  Unpacking my library: Writers and their Books
John Wilson

6 Letters
Poetry: Phase
Hannah Stephenson

8    Tim Stafford
Listening to Chinese Christians A fresh report.

9    Alan Jacobs
So Blessed a Liturgy The Book of Common Prayer.The Texts of 1549, 1559, and 1662
edited by Brian Cummings

John Stott: A Catholic Reflection
Thomas  Howard

13    Arabian Nightmares  Hannah Faith Notess
Habib by Craig Thompson

14  At Death’s Altar  Philip Jenkins
DEVOTED TO DEATH: SANTA MUERTE, THE SKELETON SAINT by R. Andrew Chesnut

A Translator on Translation  Sarah Ruden
IS THAT A  FISH IN YOUR EAR? TRANSLATION AND THE MEANING OF EVERYTHING  by David Bellas

16     Preparing for 2017
Thomas Albert Howard

17    Where the Rot Started?  Dale Van Kley
THE  UNINTENDED REFORMATION: HOW A RELIGIOUS REVOLUTION
SECULARIZED SOCIETY by Brad S. Gregory

19    Giordano Bruno Superstar I Brad S. Gregory
GIORDANO BRUNO: PHILOSOPHER/HERETIC by Ingrid D. Rowland

22    Divorce and the Congregation
Janel Curry, David Crump, Debra Freeberg,Cynthia Kok, Christina Van Dyke, and James Vanden Bosch

24    Sin and Health  Matthew Lee Anderson
SEEKING THE STRAIGHT AND NARROW: WEIGHT LOSS AND SEXUAL REORIENTATION IN EVANGELICAL AMERICA by Lynn Gerber

26    Tedium + Valor  Andy Crouch
SWEET WATER AND BITTER: THE SHIPS THAT STOPPED THE SLAVE TRADE
by Sian Rees

The Naval War of 1812  Donald A. Yerxa

30    Enigmatic Testimony  Otto Selles
The life & work of lrene Nemirovsky.

32    Fighting < Writing  Christina Bieber Lake
TOWNIE: A MEMOIR by Andre Dubus  III

33     A Prelude to Dante   Jessica  Hooten
DANTE IN LOVE by A. N. Wilson

32    Poetry
Black Elk Speaks
Laurance Wiedner

38 Recommended Reading