B&C September/ October 2016

8              A Forgotten Case of Matricide I   LaVonneNeff

THE WICKED BOY: THE MYSTERY OF A VICTORIAN CHILD MURDERER

by Kate  Summerscale

9              The Last Magician I   Karl W. Giberson

THE NEWTON PAPERS: THE STRANGE AND TRUE ODYSSEY OF ISAAC NEWTON’S MANUSCRIPTS

by Sarah  Dry

 

11           The Dean  of Christian  Scholars  I      Interview by Todd c. Ream

A conversation  with Mark Noll.

 

14           A New  Perspective on Schism I      NaomiHaynes

CRITICAL CHRISTIANITY: TRANSLATION AND  DENOMINATIONAL CONFLICT IN PAPUA NEW GUINEA           by Courtney Handman

 

15           Racing  with  Chariots  I   Peter T. Chattaway

BIGGER THAN  BEN-HUR: THE BOOK, ITS  ADAPTATIONS, AND THEIR AUDIENCES edited

by Barbara Ryan and Milette Shamir

 

16           Presidential Timber I   CollinHansen

THE AMERICAN PRESIDENT: FROM TEDDY ROOSEVELT TO BILL CLINTON

by William E. Leuchtenburg

 

17           Out-Whigging the Whigs  I   AlisterChapman

THE ENGLISH AND THEIR HISTORY by Robert  Tombs

 

19           “Alibis  for Empire” I  MichaelLedger-Lomas

HEROIC FAILURE AND  THE  BRITISH by Stephanie Barczewski

 

20            Real Presence    Craig Mattson

On podcasting.

 

22           “Season  Was  a Always  Open  on Me”  I   CaraMeredith

ONE MISSISSIPPI, TWO MISSISSIPPI: METHODISTS, MURDER, AND THE STRUGGLE FOR  RACIAL JUSTICE IN  NESHOBA COUNTY by Carol V. R. George

 

23           “Freedom’s Car”  I   Sarah Ruden

REDEEMING THE  GREAT EMANCIPATOR by Allen  C. Guelzo

 

24           Talking  Heads  I      John H. McWhorter

THE LANGUAGE ANIMAL: THE  FULL SHAPE OF THE  HUMAN LINGUISTIC CAPACITY

by Charles  Taylor

 

25           Language in the  Wild  I   JoelHengHartse

LANGUAGE: THE CULTURAL TOOL by DanielL. Everett

THE LANGUAGE HOAX: WHY THE  WORLD LOOKS THE  SAME IN ANY LANGUAGE

by John McWhorter

 

27           Live and Let Live  I      Bryan McGraw

CONFIDENT PLURALISM: SURVIVING AND  THRIVING THROUGH DEEP DIFFERENCE

by John  D. Jnazu

 

28         Only  Connect  I    InterviewbyJaneZwart

A conversation with Zadie Smith.

 

30           The Artifice of Eternity I   ChristinaBieberLake

ZERO K by Don DeLillo

 

32          The Poet  in Old  Age  I    Alan Jacobs

THE COMPLETE WORKS OF W. H. AUDEN edited  by Edward  Mendelson

PROSE: VOLUME V, 1963-1968   PROSE: VOLUME VI, 1969-1973

 

33    The Upward Spiral I   Betty SmarttCarter

LAURUS by Eugene  Vodolazkin

 

34            A Long Patience I    Rachel Marie Stone

ELEVEN HOURS by Pamela  Erens

 

35           Haitian Realism I   Mark Walhout

PEACEKEEPING by Mischa Berlinski

 

36        Opposites Attract I   MarciRaeJohnson

ALL  THE  BIRDS IN THE  SKY  by Charlie Jane  Anders

 

37         God at Ground  Zero  I    Jessica Hooten Wilson

SILENCE AND  BEAUTY: HIDDEN FAITH BORN OF SUFFERING by Makoto Fujimura

B&C Vol 22 Number 4, July/ August 2016

19           5 Ways to Write History as a Christian I                     Justin Taylor

CHRISTIAN  HISTORIOGRAPHY: FIVE RIVAL  VERSIONS      by Jay D. Green

20           “Letting the  Bible Do  Its Work” I              PeterJ.Thuesen

THE BIBLE CAUSE: A HISTORY OF THE AMERICAN BIBLE SOCIETY by John Fea

22    Treasure in Heaven I               GaryAnderson

ALMS: CHARITY, REWARD, AND ATONEMENT IN  EARLY CHRISTIANITY     by David  J. Downs

23           Every Tongue Should Confess I     AmyL.B.Peeler

25           Choosing the  Church’s Jesus  I  Wesley Hill            THE FOURFOLD GOSPEL: A THEOLOGICAL READING OF THE  NEW  TESTAMENT PORTRAITS OF JESUS by Francis Watson

27           Theology on Fire  I  DanielJ.Treier              SYSTEMATIC THEOLOGY: VOLUME 1: THE DOCTRINE OF GOD       by Katherine Sonderegger

29          What is America’s Legacy?  I    Alissa Wilkinson    How Hamiltion reimagines the Founding.

31           The Knight’s  Dark  Night I   RoyAnker      Two  Tales of the Christ  I   Peter T. Chattaway

33           “The  Centrifugal Experience of Knowledge” I    Alan Jacobs

ORGANIZING ENLIGHTENMENT: INFORMATION OVERLOAD AND THE  INVENTION OF THE  MODERN RESEARCH UNIVERSITY by Chad Wellman

ANTI-EDUCATION: ON  THE  FUTURE OF OUR  EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS

by Friedrich Nietzsche

35           How  to Catch  a Eel I      GinaOchsnerandPaulaHuston

A conversation between  novelists.

36              Good  Company I   SerinaHiggins

BANDERSNATCH: C. S. LEWIS,  J. R. R. TOLKIEN, AND THE  CREATIVE COLLABORATION OF THE  INKLINGS by Diana Pavlac Glyer

37           A Pious Fiction  I   Timothy Larsen

LOSS AND GAIN: THE STORY OF A CONVERT by John  Henry  Newman

38           Markets & Moral  Myopia I   Jordan J. Ballor

MARKETS WITHOUT LIMITS: MORAL VIRTUES AND COMMERCIAL INTERESTS

by Jason  Brennan and Peter M. Jaworski

Christianity Today Volume 80, No. 7, September 2016.

38           LIFE AFTER PRISON          Morgan Lee

One of the hardest days of incarceration may be the day it ends. What some churches are doing to help prisoners transition well.

52           PUT AWAY THE SKINNY JEANS                    Kara Powell, Jake Mulder, Brad Griffin

A study of 250 congregations suggests that engaging youth and young adults has little to do with style and every­ thing to do with substance.

60           I WAS BLIND, BUT NOW … I’M STILL BLIND            Wesley Hill

How the Gospel of Mark reframes Jesus’ faithfulness.

64           THE AMERICA  I FORGOT               Tish Harrison Warren

This election has woken up evangelicals like me to the plight of the rural poor.

World Vol. 31 No. 13 Jun 2016

DEPARTMENTS

8 Joel Belz

11 DISPATCHES

20 Janie B. Cheaney

23 CULTURE

36 Mindy Belz

38 The independent six
Meet the Democrat-appointed judges who ruled in favor of Meet the Democrat-appointed judges who ruled in favor of religious nonprofits challenging Obamacare’s contraceptive mandate

44 2016 Books of the Year
Persecution. Cultural pressure. Death, marriage, fun

54 The rabbi’s grandson
Appreciating the novels of Herman Wouk

56 Challenging Darwin
These 40 books show a great intellectual ferment among critics of evolution

65 Notebook

75 Mailbag

79 Andree Sen Peterson

80 Marvin Olasky

Dramatics Vol. 87 No. 9 May 2016

5 Journal: Chicago’s Actors Gymnasium
Kerry Reid

12 Joural: ‘Wrestling Jerusalem’
Julie York Coppens

14 New York: ‘Southern Comfort’
Jeffrey Sweet

17 On Acting: Realistic movement
Jon Jory

20 Strut and Fret: Playworks finalists and other success stories

24 Unlocking the actor: What a movement director does
Ann Yee

30 Transformed: Spencer Liff’s journey to choreography
Tony Vellela

36 Something wonderful: A conversation with Ruthie Ann Miles
Gregory Bossler

41 Troubleshooting sound: Common wireless mic problems and how to fix them
Dana Taylor

44 Crush
A new full-length play by Stephen Gregg

75 Trending: Dispatches from the Theatre Ed Community

76 Thespian Nation: The student leadership program

First Things No. 264 Jun 2016

THE PUBLIC SQUARE
3 Homeless
R. R. Reno

LETTERS
8 Marquette, Nations, etc.

OPINIONS
15 Sing Him Back Home
Russell D. Moore

17 Mother Teresa’s Worlds
Stephen Schwartz

19 Mormons at the Forefront
Terryl Givens

ESSAYS
23 Krakow’s Geography of Sanctity
by George Weigel

33 Mammon Ascendant
by David Bentley Hart

39 Is Liberalism a Heresy?
by Francesca Aran Murphy

47 Punching Down
by Charlotte Allen

REVIEWS

53 Sir Thomas Browne by Reid Barbour Thomas Browne edited by Kevin Killeen
reviewed by Matthew Walther

56 God or Nothing by Robert Cardinal Sarah
reviewed by Bianca Czaderna

57 The Givenness of Things by Marilynne Robinson
reviewed by Ari Schulman

59 Heaven, Hell, and Purgatory by Jerry L. Walls
reviewed by Mats Wahlberg

61 Religious Difference in a Secular Age by Saba Mahmood
reviewed by William T. Cavanaugh

64 Briefly Noted

WHILE WE’RE AT IT
67 KKK false alarm, Georgetown graffiti, etc.

THE BACK PAGE
72 A Loss of Trust
Mark Bauerlein

World Vol.31 No. 11 May 2016

10 Joel Belz

15 DISPATCHES

24 Janie B. Cheaney

27 CULTURE

44 A man, a plan, a canal, Panama: The Panama Canal is an engineering marvel because it was first a public health marvel. To beat Zika today, we need the same determination

52 Unequal protection: Assisted suicide advocates have pressed their cause in state legislatures this year, and now they’re trying to enlist the courts

58 Quiet calling: Christian teachers in public schools may not “proselytize” students, but some in California find ways to be faithful at work

64 Into the fight?: Proposals in Congress to make women register for Selective Service sharpen the debate over women in combat

70 Author in exile: Writer and political activist Yu Jie has discovered Chinese censorship reaching even outside the mainland

76 After a fiery trial: Intelligent design proponent David Coppedge reflects on his wrongful termination lawsuit and walking through the valleys of life

81 NOTEBOOK

91 Mailbag

95 Andree Seu Peterson

96 Marvin Olasky

World Vol. 31 No. 12 Jun 2016

DEPARTMENTS

3 Joel Belz

5 DISPATCHES

14 Janie B. Cheaney

17 CULTURE

28 Mindy Belz

30 Troubling ties
Under the Clinton State Department, influence from big money donors appeared to thwart efforts to combat Boko Haram­ efforts that might have saved thousands of lives

40 Power campaigns
The GOP is fighting to maintain control of Congress after
Election Day. Here are seven races that could shift the Senate

46 Struck down, standing fast
Chinese churches prove resilient, with or without crosses on their steeples

50 Sins of their fathers & mothers
The divorce revolution is now affecting a third generation,
as children and grandchildren of divorced couples carry scars of the past into relationships
55 Notebook

61 Mailbag

63 Andree Sen Peterson

64 Marvin Olasky

Christianity Today Vol. 60 No. 5 Apr 2016

7 Editor’s Note Katelyn Beaty highlights healing throughout the issue.

9 Reply All: Readers respond to the April issue via letters, tweets, and Facebook posts.

17 Witness Pastors deliver daily bread amid bombs in eastern Ukraine.

18 Gleanings: Darrin Patrick ousted from Acts 29, college changes fighting missionary mascot, and the double persecution of Christian women.

20 Headlines: Why Christians closest to the Holy Land tour it least; Kenya crackdown on fake pastors thwarted by real ones.

21 Under Discussion: Is it okay that bots are tweeting vastly more Bible verses than humans?

27 Where We Stand: Mark Galli on how both sides can win the religious freedom vs. LGBT rights debate.

29 Spirited Life: Andrew Wilson agrees that Jesus isn’t your boyfriend. But not for the reasons you think.

30 Truth Be Told: Christena Cleveland offers three ways we can use our diversity to be one in Christ.

48 Prisoner Pastor Missionary: Kenneth Bae describes his time in a North Korean prison camp.
Interview by Morgan Lee

54 THE MATCHMAKER
If church leaders and artists have been estranged in Western culture, then David Taylor is helping to lead them into a more blissful union.
Andrea Palpant Dilley

62 COMING OUT AT WHEATON COLLEGE
The evangelical university has received negative press on LGBT matters. My own campus experience paints a different picture.
Tyler Streckert

68 WE’RE ALL CALLED TO BE PRIESTS
You don’t have to wear vestments to do gospel ministry.
Michael Bird

73 Books:
Shane Claiborne’s Executing Grace,
review by Jen Pollock Michel
Victor Lee Austin’s Losing Susan,
review by Andrew Byers

Excerpt: Kent Annan’s Slow Kingdom Coming

80 Testimony
Nicole Cliffe was a happy atheist. Then she read an obituary that changed everything.

Books and Culture Vol. 22 No. 3 May/June 2016

5 Stranger in a Strange Land
In the Fog
by John Wilson

6 Letter from the Editor

8 Cities of Refuge
Tim Stafford

16 The Power of Submission
Alan Jacobs
SUBMISSION by Michel Houellebecq

17 Can’t We All Just Get Along?
Alister Chapman
“WE LOVE DEATH AS You LOVE LIFE”: BRITAIN’S SUBURBAN TERRORISTS
Raffaello Pantucci
MULTICULTURALISM RETHOUGHT: INTERPRETATIONS, DILEMMAS
AND NEW DIRECTIONS edited by Varun Uberoi and Tariq Modood

19 World History from a New Angle
Susan Wise Bauer
THE SILK ROADS: A NEW HISTORY OF THE WORLD by Peter Frankopan

20 Do We Really Welcome Refugees?
D.L.Mayfield
MAKING REFUGE: SOMALI BANTU REFUGEES AND LEWISTON, MAINE by Catherine Besteman

21 Redirected Attention
Alissa Wilkinson
The films of Ramin Bahrani.

22 “And He Led Them to Samaria”
Robert Gundry
THE SAMARITANS: A PROFILE by Reinhard Pummer

24 The Catastrophe
Sarah Ruden
Lessons from the Armenian genocide.

27 Into All the World
Mark Noll
EVANGELICALS AROUND THE WORLD: A GLOBAL HANDBOOK FOR THE 21ST CENTURY edited by Brian C. Stiller, Todd M. Johnson, Karen Stiller, and Mark Hutchinson

28 Believers Arrive First; Missionaries Follow
Philip Jenkins
AFRICAN PENTECOSTALS IN CATHOLIC EUROPE: THE POLITICS OF PRESENCE IN THE TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY by Annalisa Butticci

29 A Case Study of Reverse Missions
Henry Kim
THE SPIRIT MOVES WEST: KOREAN MISSIONARIES IN AMERICA by Rebecca Y. Kim

30 Fear, Hospitality, and the Common Good
David Neff
RELIGIOUS REFUGEES IN THE EARLY MODERN WORLD: AN ALTERNATIVE HISTORY OF THE REFORMATION by Nicholas Terpstra

31 Running in Circles
Jane Zwart
THE YEAR OF THE RUNAWAYS by Sanjeev Sahota

32 “I Will What?”
Robert L. Kehoelll
Saul Bellow and the madness of our moment.

33 A Satirist in Exile
Helen Andrews
MEMORIES: FROM MOSCOW TO THE BLACK SEA by Teffi

35 The Study of World Religions in a Time of Crisis
Interview by Tae Sung
A conversation with Jack Miles.

38 Apartheid’s Atlas
Paul Grant
LOST AND FOUND IN JOHANNESBURG: A MEMOIR by Mark Gevisser