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Scandalous Messengers

Unbelievers Have Always Been Watching Us, Closely
by Patrick Henry Reardon


The Leading Edge

Title-Nining Hard Science

by Phillip E. Johnson

Life Sentences

Down on the Transplantations

by Anita Kuhn

As It Is Written...

Haran Junction

by Patrick Henry Reardon

21.8—October 2008


The Gospel’s Bigger Idea

You Can’t Tell the Story of Jesus Without Jesus
by Russell D. Moore

Junia Among the Apostles

The Story Behind a New Testament Saint & the Egalitarian Agenda
by John Hunwicke


Beauty & the Beast

Maclin Horton on Marilyn Monroe & Hugh Hefner, Together at Last

A Semple Mistake

S. M. Hutchens on Misplaced Adoration & the Cult of Personality

Working Stiffs

Christoph Reiners on the Bodily Disrespect Displayed in Our Museums

Weed Free

John Thompson on Tending a Child’s Garden of Influences

The Oldies Record

Thomas Howard on the Old Canon That Even Reactionaries Won’t Sing

book reviews

Sodom on Itself

What Do Gay Men Want? An Essay on Sex, Risk, and Subjectivity by David M. Halperin
reviewed by David L. Tubbs

Viennese Faults

Sacred Spring: God and the Birth of Modernism in Fin de Siècle Vienna by Robert Weldon Whalen
reviewed by Peter J. Leithart

In Their Steps

On the Side of the Angels: Justice, Human Rights, and Kingdom Mission by Joseph D’souza and Benedict Rogers
reviewed by Benjamin Marsh

Liturgical Devices

Missale Romanum, editio typica 1962 reprint and introduction by Manlio Sodi and Alessandro Toniolo
Il Messale di Pio V by Manlio Sodi
reviewed by Richard Upsher Smith, Jr.

What They Beheld

Jesus and the Eyewitnesses: The Gospels as Eyewitness Testimony by Richard Bauckham
reviewed by Peter J. Scaer


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