The Castle in the Forest: A Novel

One of my favorite books is Mikhail Bulgakov’s The Master and Margarita, a wild, imaginative, vicious satire about Stalinist Russia in particular and the modern world in general. Bulgakov imagines a visit by Satan to Soviet Moscow, where all dutiful members of the intelligentsia are atheist.

César Chávez, the Catholic Bishops, and the Farmworkers' Struggle for Social Justice

Next to Martin Luther King Jr., César Chávez was the most important Christian social activist in recent American history. His commitment to nonviolence lent moral credibility to his leadership of the farmworkers movement in the 1960s and 1970s.


This is a follow-up volume to School(s) for Conversion: 12 Marks of a New Monasticism, edited by Wilson-Hartgrove’s Rutba House. Here three leaders in the “new monastic” movement engage with St.

Not so good war

World War II is not only history that we think about, but history with which we think.

In the Footsteps of the Prophet

Tariq Ramadan’s life as public intellectual and leader among European Muslims has been dramatic. Looming in his personal background is his grandfather, Hasan al-Banna, who was the founder in 1928 of Egypt’s most famous Islamist group, the Muslim Brotherhood.