September 11, 2006

First Things, Touchstone, Crux

From the beginning, First Things has been a collaborative enterprise. It is not just a magazine but–as we rather pretentiously put it–a universe of discourse. Which is another way of saying that it is a moveable feast of personal and intellectual friendships. From time to time, we’ll be posting here pictures of some of the people who sustain the First Things conversation.
September 8, 2006 Richard John Neuhaus writes: Robert Royal, who runs the Washington-based Faith & Reason Institute, has a new book out from Encounter, The God That Did Not Fail: How Religion Built and Sustains the West. The argument of the title and subtitle is persuasively set out, and we will be giving the book more attention in the pages of First Things. But I am struck by a review of the book in the New York Sun by Brooke Allen...
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Touchstone is a Christian journal, conservative in doctrine and eclectic in content, with editors and readers from each of the three great divisions of Christendom — Protestant, Catholic, and Orthodox. The mission of the journal and its publisher, the Fellowship of St. James, is to provide a place where Christians of various backgrounds can speak with one another on the basis of shared belief in the fundamental doctrines of the faith as revealed in Holy Scripture and summarized in the ancient creeds of the Church.
Table of Contents A Maid to Order Bible Finally Feminist: A Pragmatic Christian Understanding of Gender by John G. Stackhouse, Jr.A review by S. M. Hutchens Without Conscience When Pluralism Means Disobedience & Rancorby James Hitchcock & David Mills
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CRUX, a journal of Christian thought and opinion, seeks to expound the basic tenets of the Christian faith and to demonstrate that Christian truth is relevant to the whole of life. Its particular concern is to relate the teachings of Scripture to a broad spectrum of academic, social and professional areas of interest, to integrate them and to apply the insights gained to corporate and personal Christian life and witness.
Founded in 1962 by the Toronto Graduate Christian Fellowship and subsequently published by a group of Christian faculty members associated with Scarborough College in the University of Toronto, CRUX has been published by Faculty and Alumni of Regent College, Vancouver, B.C., Canada since 1979.
Spring 2006/Vol. 42, No. 1 Articles Saving Grace Mary Ruth K. Wilkinson [read full article...] Cheeses, Chartreuse, Owls and a Synchrotron: Some Thoughts From France on Science and Taste Loren Wilkinson The Significance of Food and Eating in Toni Morrison's Beloved Joy-Elizabeth F. Lawrence In the Kitchen: Reflections on Christian Spirituality in Meal Preparation Brian Marek Blackberries & Brambles: The Thorny Entanglement and Everyday Goodness of Our Eating Amber Robbins Ghormley Poetry Lost: Have You Seen Me? Kristen Wade [read poem...] Book Review The Undomestic Goddess by Sophie Kinsella Reviewed by Maxine Hancock [read review...]

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