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JULY/AUGUST 2022

The Death Rattle of a Tradition

35:4 — july/august 2022

The Death Rattle of a Tradition

Contemporary Catholic Thinking on the Question of War by Andrew Latham

Resistance Is Fertile

35:4 — july/august 2022

Resistance Is Fertile

Christian Fidelity vs. the Sterile Conformity of the State by Allan C. Carlson

The Sacred Cosmos

35:4 — july/august 2022

The Sacred Cosmos

The World of Matter & Spirit United in Praise of Its Creator by Jonathan R. Bryan

Tom Bombadil's Dominion

35:4 — july/august 2022

Tom Bombadil's Dominion

A Good Reason for the Appearance of Tolkien's Obvious Misfit by C. R. Wiley

The Francis Effect

35:4 — july/august 2022

The Francis Effect

The Failure & Confusions of a More Accommodating Faith by R. V. Young

conference videos (see all)

October 12, 2018

Pastoring Young Men into Manhood

—Hans Jacobse

October 13, 2016

The Gnostic Revival

How Should the Body of Christ Respond?

—Robert P. George

October 11, 2019

Christian Community as the World's Leaven

—Leah Libresco Sargeant

from the archives on imagination (21 articles)

10.4—Fall 1997

Lessons from the Nursery

The Catholic Imagination Encounters Bambi by James L. Sauer

19.10—December 2006

Enchanting Children

Training Up a Child Requires a Well-Formed Imagination by David Mills

from the archives on family (86 articles)

32.1—January/February 2019

The Life of Sean

on Down Syndrome & the Lives That Matter by David F. Watson

21.8—October 2008

Weed Free

on Tending a Child’s Garden of Influences by John Thompson

23.1—January/February 2010

The Audacity of the State

It’s Bent on Bringing Down the House on the Family & the Church by Douglas Farrow

current columns

Illuminations

by Anthony Esolen

on Christian hymns

35.4 — Jul/Aug 2022

Marching Together

35.3 — May/Jun 2022

The Shores Beyond

35.2 — Mar/Apr 2022

Our Love, Crucified

(See all)

From Heavenly Harmony

by Ken Myers

on classical music

35.4 — Jul/Aug 2022

Into His Marvelous Light

35.3 — May/Jun 2022

Beatific Hearing

35.2 — Mar/Apr 2022

Most Highly Favored Lady

(See all)

A Thousand Words

by Mary Elizabeth Podles

on works of Christian art

35.4 — Jul/Aug 2022

The Church of Santa Prisca

35.2 — Mar/Apr 2022

The Pantheon

(See all)

First Books

by Kathie Johnson

on books for children

35.3 — May/Jun 2022

China Fiction

35.1 — January/February 2022

Learning About China

34.5 — Sept/Oct 2021

Kindness & Gratitude

(See all)

Mortal Remains

by S. M. Hutchens

on theology and culture

35.3 — May/Jun 2022

Tentmaking

35.2 — Mar/Apr 2022

The Spirit of Change

(See all)

As It Is Written . . .

by Patrick Henry Reardon

on the bible and theology

35.4 — Jul/Aug 2022

Truth Remembered

35.3 — May/Jun 2022

Twice as Good

35.2 — Mar/Apr 2022

Job & the High Priest

(See all)

past columns

Book Returns

by various authors

Touchstone looks back at recent "classics"
(2005-2009)

18.10 — December 2005

Ivan Illich's Deschooling Society

(See all)

The Leading Edge

by Phillip E. Johnson

on intelligent design & culture
(2001–2013)

17.8 — October 2004

Overestimating AIDS

22.6 — July/August 2009

The Heart of Africa

19.3 — April 2006

From Soup To Science

(See all)

Contours of Culture

by Ken Myers

on books & the spirit of the age
(2009-2014)

27.1 — Jan/Feb 2014

George MacDonald & Phantastes

(See all)

The Matter at Hand

by Leon J. Podles

on events of the day
(2002–2005)

16.5 — June 2003

Naples & New Towns

16.1 — January/February 2003

Man Is a Wolf to Man

(See all)

Practical Christianity

by Thomas S. Buchanan

pondering the Christian life
(1993–2004)

14.4 — May 2001

The Winged Man

11.4 — July/August 1998

On Well-Worn Doormats

(See all)

Interviews

by various authors

Touchstone interviews with persons of interest

13.1 — January/February 2000

A Double Take on Early Christianity

An Interview with Rodney Stark

14.1 — January/February 2001

Woman on A Mission

Elisabeth Elliot on Missions, Youth, Men & Women

16.10 — December 2003

Violence & the Lamb Slain

An Interview with Rene Girard

(See all)

book reviews

32.6 — November/December, 2019

Stargazers' Log
Chronicling the Golden Age of Astronomy: A History of Visual Observing from Harriot to Moore by Neil English
A review by Guillermo Gonzalez

32.2 — March/April, 2019

Wake-Up Call
The Apocalypse: Warning, Hope & Consolation by Michael D. O'Brien
A review by Jeffrey Wald

32.3 — May/June, 2019

Shame & Redemption
The Crucifix on Mecca's Front Porch: A Christian's Companion for the Study of Islam
A review by Casey Chalk

32.2 — March/April, 2019

The Aura of Science
Flight from the Absolute: Cynical Observations on the Postmodern West, Volume II by Paul Gosselin
A review by Louis Markos

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