First Things No. 257 November 2015

THE PUBLIC SQUARE
3 Crisis of Solidarity
R. R. Reno

LETTERS
8 MFA or not? Laudato Si, etc.

OPINIONS
15 Re-Educate for America
Malcolm Rivers

18 Francis in Sarajevo
Stephen Schwartz

20 The Allure of Sustainability
Michael Toscano

ESSAYS
23 Humanity 4.5
Mark Shiffman

31 When Teachers Don’t Matter
Mark Bauerlein

37 A Church of Empire
Sergei Chapnin

43 Spiritual Literature for Atheists
Francis Spufford

REVIEWS
51 We Believe the Children by Richard Beck
reviewed by Julia Yost

55 Richard John Neuhaus by Randy Boyagoda
reviewed by Roger Kimball

58 Feminist Edges of the Qur’an by Aysha A. Hidayatullah
reviewed by Maria Massi Dakake

60 Revelation as Testimony by Mats Wahlberg
reviewed by Thomas Joseph White

63 Jephthah’s Daughters edited by Rober Oscar Lopez and Rivka Edelman
reviewed by Helen Alvare

64 Briefly Noted

WHILE WE’RE AT IT
68 Fiorina v. Planned Parenthood, Migrant crisis, etc.

THE BACK PAGE
72 Roland on Dreams by David Bentley Hart

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