First Things No. 223 May 2012

THE  PUBLIC  SQUARE
3     The Selma Analogy by R. R. Reno
LETTERS
8    Theology from the Bench, Disagreeable Democracy, etc.
OPINIONS
19     Payne’s Books of Job by Michael C. Legaspi     ft
21     Remembering John Hick by Gavin D’Costa
23     Two Deaths by Thomas Howard
ESSAYS
25    Liberalism After Liberalism by Wilfred M. McClay
33     After Progressivism by Yuval Levin
35    Sin’s Political Lessons by James R. Rogers
39     Renewing Dogmatic Theology by Bruce D. Marshall
47     My Failed Atheism by Mark Bauerlein
REVIEWS
53     Why We Should Call Ourselves Christians
by Marcello Pera  reviewed by Andrea M. Maccarini
55     The World as It Could Be by Thomas D. Williams     reviewed by David Pignato
57     The Immortalization Commission by John Gray
reviewed by Jeffrey A. Smith
60     Theological Tractates
by Erik Peterson reviewed by Reinhard Hutter
63     Jesus Christ, Eternal God
by Stephen H. Webb reviewed by Phillip Cary
65     Briefly Noted
WHILE WE’RE  AT IT
67     Derivative Leonardo,  Crony contraceptives, etc.
by David Mills
THE   BACK  PAGE
72    In Praise of Good Bad Books by David Bentley Hart
POETRY  Timothy Murphy  (p. 24, 38), Daniel Hoffman  (p. 46)

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