First Things No. 248 December 2014

THE PUBLIC SQUARE LETTERS OPINIONS

3     Government Marriage by R. R. Reno

8     Ukraine, Suicide, etc.

17   Prayer in the Facebook Age by Mark Bauerlein

19    New-Time Religion by Wesley J. Smith

21    Cardinal Francis George by George Weigel

ESSAYS

25    Tayloring Christianity by Matthew Rose

33    Is Sex Necessary? By Roger Scruton

39    Sex and the Religion of Me by James Kalb

45    Undying Love by J. Todd Billings

REVIEWS

51    Just Babies by Paul Bloom – reviewed by Amy Wax

54    Scholia to an Implicit Text by NicoLis Gomez-Davila – reviewed by Matthew Walther

57    Montaigne by Pierre Manent – reviewed by Benjamin Storey

59    Rough Country by Robert Wuthnow – reviewed by Stanley Hauerwas

61    Rocket and Lightship by Adam Kirsch – reviewed by James Matthew Wilson

WHILE WE’RE AT IT

68    Legalizing incest, Big Law, etc.

THE BACK PAGE

72    Should Science Think? By David Bentley Hart

POETRY

23    Rolley Haggard

31    Liam Corley

38    JosephS. Salemi

44    Timothy Murphy

44    Mary-Patrice Woehling

50    Paul Francis

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