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Why Conservatives Can’t Win


by James M. Kushiner

columns

Practical Christianity

Of Donkeys & Lampholders

by Thomas S. Buchanan

A Novelist Looks at Faith & Fiction
An Interview with Susan Howatch

Desperately Seeking the Mainline?
Roman Catholic Bishops & the National Council of Churches
by Mark Tooley


12.2—March/April 1999

features

Touchstones of Catholicity
Bishop Richard Challoner & the Idea of the Primitive Church
by William P. Hyland

Are Ordinary Christians Ethical?
Socrates’ Ethical Dilemma & the Mere Christian
by Graeme Hunter

Where God Meets Man
The Church, the Incarnation, & the “Catholic Synthesis”
by Folke T. Olofsson

The Wide World of Tobit

The Apocrypha’s Tobit & Literary Tradition
by Patrick Henry Reardon

views

Dark Shadows of Turning
Eric Scheske on Evil in Legend & Life

Constantinople’s Moral Oversight

Andrew F. Estocin on Orthodoxy in the Public Square

book reviews

Sitting Still with Christopher Dawson
Eternity in Time:
Christopher Dawson and the
Catholic Idea of History
edited by Stratford Caldecott
and John Morril
A review by Adam Schwartz

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