Books

Books

Happiness and the Christian Moral Life: An Introduction to Christian Ethics

This is a book that I believe is right, true and helpful. Paul Wadell argues that happiness lies in the cultivation of the moral life.

Johnny Cash and the Great American Contradiction: Christianity and the Battle for the Soul of a Nation

Alasdair MacIntyre famously compared dying for the modern nation-state to dying for the phone company. One cannot imagine a more dismissive claim about this country for Americans, whether on the left or right, for whom the U.S.

The liberal Chesterton

G. K. Chesterton as Controversialist, Essayist, Novelist and Critic. By John D. Coates. Edwin Mellen Press, 206 pp., $109.95

Chesterton and Evil. By Mark Knight. Fordham University Press, 224 pp., $55.00.

Chesterton and Tolkien as Theologians: The Fantasy of the Real. By Alison Milbank. T & T Clark, 208 pp., $120.00.

A Moral Climate: The Ethics of Global Warming

A theological engagement with the current global environmental crisis needs to do four things. It needs to show a thorough grasp of the scientific and historical context in which these questions are being discussed.

Take and read

De La Torre brings new light to the book of Jonah when he sets it in conversation with the lives of marginalized peoples. The United States takes the role of Nineveh, capital of the Assyrian empire, in an argument that hopes for readers’ conversion to God’s revelation among the disenfranchised.