First Things No. 259 Jan 2016

THE PUBLIC SQUARE
3 Liberalism’s Future
R. R. Reno

LETTERS
8 Teachers, Gnosticism, etc.

OPINIONS
15 God’s Strangeness
Wesley Hill

16 Deliver Us from Innocence
Mark Bauerlein

19 Mary, Mother of All
Mollie Ziegler Hemingway

EssAYs
21 A Crisis of Conservative Catholicism
Ross Douthat

29 Dissenter for the Absolute
Allen Guelzo

35 What Really Happened at Synod 2015
George Weigel

45 Ministries of Life
Ephraim Radner

REVIEWS
51 Christian Human Rights by Samuel Moyn
reviewed by Mark Movsesian

53 Knowledge and Christian Belief by Alvin Plantinga
reviewed by Gordon Graham

55 Romanticism by Rudiger Safranski
reviewed by Thomas Pfau

57 Go Set a Watchman by Harper Lee
reviewed by Randy Boyagoda

59 Heirs to Forgotten Kingdoms by Gerard Russell
reviewed by Christian Sahner

60 Schubert’s Winter Journey by Ian Bostridge
reviewed by Nathaniel Peters

62 Briefly Noted

WHILE WE’RE AT IT
68 Crybullies, Universities, etc.

THE BACK PAGE
72 A Dialogue upon the Island by David Bentley Hart

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