Touchstone Vol. 28 No. 6 Nov/Dec 2015

EDITORIALS
3 The Right Side of History? Few Are Willing to Recognize It
JAMES HITCHCOCK

4 Electronic Babies: Virtual Reality as an Opiate of the People
S. M. HUTCHENS

COLUMNS & VIEWS
8 MORTAL REMAINS Art & Effrontery
S. M. HUTCHENS

9 FROM HEAVENLY HARMONY: Wonder & Wandering
KEN MYERS

11 Here We Stand
ROBERT HART on Opposing Caesar on Same-Sex “Marriage”

13 Oh, For a Blank Slate!
RAYMOND J. BROWN on the Honesty of One Heathen & the Excuses of the Lapsed

15 Our Christmas Home
WILLIAM E. GRADDY on the Deepest Longings of the Restless & the Lonely

17 Advent Teufel & Llama Cookies
REBECCA SICREE on Preparing for Christmas in a Shipwrecked Culture

FEATURES

20 Ferguson Misery: History, Theology & Myth making from a Deadly Encounter
JAMES HITCHCOCK

26 By Their Parades Ye Shall Know Them: The Gods & Worship of Athens, Rome & Toronto
ANTHONY ESOLEN

30 The Artistry of Grace: The Surprising Beauty of Divine Providence in Isak Dinesen’s “Babette’s Feast”
LETA SUNDET

38 Spiritual Bread & Culture: The Evangelization of Society Can Benefit from the Spiritual Vision of Christopher Dawson
DANIEL MATTHYS

FIRST BOOKS
50 More Treasured Illustrators
KATHIE JOHNSON

52 ILLUMINATIONS: O Great Humility
ANTHONY ESOLEN

54 A THOUSAND WORDS The Portinari Altarpiece by Hugo van der Goes
MARY ELIZABETH PODLES

56 As IT Is WRITTEN …King David & the Amalekite
PATRICK HENRY REARDON

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