Books and Culture Vol. 22 No. 2 Mar/Apr 2016

5 Stranger in a Strange Land: Avoiding the F-word
Susan Wise Bauer

6 Letter from the Editor

8 The Counter-Desecration Phrasebook
Alan Jacobs
LANDMARKS by Robert Macfarlane

9 On the Hammock, Reading About Wilderness Wanderings
John Copeland Nagle
BACKPACKING WITH THE SAINTS: WILDERNESS HIKING AS A SPIRITUAL PRACTICE
by Belden C. Lane

11 “Dangerous and Suspect Men” Helen Andrews
UNNATURAL FRENCHMEN: THE POLITICS OF PRIESTLY CELIBACY AND MARRIAGE, 1720-1815 by E. Claire Cage

“Other Baptists”
Kimlyn J. Bender
CONTESTING CATHOLICITY: THEOLOGY FOR OTHER BAPTISTS by Curtis W. Freeman

15 The Call of the Nightingale
Michael Toscano

18 Enmity & Loss, Love & Hope
Roy Anker

19 Attrition: The “Bleak Strategy” of World War I
Donald A. Yerxa
WAR OF ATTRITION: FIGHTING THE FIRST WORLD WAR by William Philpott

22 The Long History of Human Rights
John Witte, Jr.
CHRISTIAN HUMAN RIGHTS by Samuel Moyn

24 Women and the Ironies of Providence
Sarah Ruden
ROMANTIC OUTLAWS: THE EXTRAORDINARY LIVES OF MARY WOLLSTONECRAFT AND HER DAUGHTER MARY SHELLEY by Charlotte Gordon

26 An Ethiopian Saint
Philip Jenkins
THE LIFE AND STRUGGLES OF OUR MOTHER WALATTA PETROS: A SEVENTEENTH-CENTURY AFRICAN BIOGRAPHY OF AN ETHIOPIAN WOMAN by Galawdewos
Translated and edited by Wendy Laura Belcher and Michael Kleiner

“Christian Revolutionary Love”
Michael Ledger-Lomas
THE MATCH GIRL AND THE HEIRESS by Seth Koven

28 Our Shared Brokenness
Tae Sung
JUST MERCY: A STORY OF JUSTICE AND REDEMPTION by Bryan Stevenson

29 Do Not Enter!
Jane Zwart
SLADE HOUSE by David Mitchell

30 Decidedly Odd
Sorina Higgins
CHARLES WILLIAMS: THE THIRD INKLING by Grevel Lindop

Finding Joy
Don w.King
JOY: POET, SEEKER, AND THE WOMAN WHO CAPTIVATED C. S. LEWIS
by Abigail Santamaria

32 The Critic’s Job and Why It Matters
Alissa Wilkinson
BETTER LIVING THROUGH CRITICISM: How TO THINK ABOUT ART, PLEASURE, BEAUTY, AND TRUTH by A. O. Scott

34 My Date with Mary Oliver
Paul J. Willis

35 How Tom Grew
Malcolm Forbes
YOUNG ELIOT: FROM ST. LOUIS TO THE WASTE LAND by Robert Crawford

36 Murder at the MLA
David Lyle Jeffrey
DEATH COMES FOR THE DECONSTRUCTIONIST by Daniel Taylor

37 You Are (Not) What You Wear
B.D.McClay
DRESSING FOR THE CULTURE WARS: STYLE AND THE POLITICS OF SELF-PRESENTATION IN THE 1960s AND 1970s by Betty Luther Hillman

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