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Beauty and the World’s Salvation

The Heart of Reality: Essays on Beauty, Love, and Ethics By Vladimir Sergeyevich Soloviev Edited and translated by Vladimir Woznuik University of Notre Dame Press, pp. 264, $35.00. Review by Anthony D. B... Read More...

Designing the Theater of Rome

The Artist and the Eternal City Bernini, Pope Alexander VII, and the Making of Rome By Loyd Grossman Pegasus Books, pp. 315, $29 Review by Ben Lima During his incomparable six-decade career, Gian Loren... Read More...

Ever Ancient, Ever New

Ancient Christianity: The Development of its Institutions and Practices By Angelo di Berardino ICCS Press, pp. 718. $89.95 Review by John Mason Lock As a young college student discovering the beauties ... Read More...

Daily Prayer: The App We Need Right Now

By Ben Christenson In 2018, I went on a trip with my fellow students to Canterbury Cathedral. For us stateside Anglicans, the Church of England holds a unique place. It is not a dogmatic seat of authority li... Read More...

A Christ-Haunted Christmas Carol

By Sarah Puryear Like most English majors, I keep a running list of books I “should” read but never quite get around to reading. Several of Charles Dickens’s books feature prominently on mine; I’ve been mean... Read More...

The Christmas Ham

Not a true story By Amber Noel I’m in the middle of telling this really funny long-form joke, and I’ve just served up my famous Christmas ham, and we’re all snacking festively and sipping hot drinks, and I’... Read More...

Herod and the Holy Innocents

By Neil Dhingra  "When Herod saw that he had been tricked by the wise men, he was infuriated, and he sent and killed all the children in and around Bethlehem who were two years old or under, according to the... Read More...