Fr. Johannes L. Jacobse: Constantine and the Great Transformation

Acton Institute just published my review of Peter J. Leithart's Defending Constantine: The Twilight of an Empire and the Dawn of Christendom. It appears on their website and in the upcoming issue of Religion and Liberty. Source: Acton Institute | Rev. Johannes L. Jacobse Defending Constantine by Peter J. Leithart (IVP Academic, 2010) Reviewed by Johannes L. Jacobse The argument … [Read more...]

New and Controversial: “Homosexuality in the Orthodox Church” Just Published

From the Press Release: 12/2/2011 Controversial Book ‘Homosexuality in the Orthodox Church’ Published; Editor Justin R. Cannon Says Constant Focus on ‘Sex’ and ‘Sin’ Misguided Newly-published book “Homosexuality in the Orthodox Church” offers a brief overview of the experience of gay, lesbian, bisexual, and trans Christians in the life of the … [Read more...]

Everything You Think You Know About the Dark Ages is Wrong

By Nancy Marie Brown | Source: Religion Dispatches The Abacus and the Cross: The Story of the Pope Who Brought the Light of Science to the Dark Ages Nancy Marie Brown Basic Books (2010) What inspired you to write The Abacus and the Cross? I was introduced to The Scientist Pope through an act of grace. Writing my previous book, The Far Traveler, about an adventurous Viking woman, I found … [Read more...]

Two articles worth your time

From the most recent First Things (and, surprisingly, online too): Robert P. George, God and Gettysburg Matthew J. Millner, The Desert Fathers: Finding a Greek Orthodox monastery against a stark Arizona backdrop. Oops, not available online. Read it the next time you are at Borders or B&N. … [Read more...]

A Rather Less Than New Kind of Christianity

Here's my latest review for the Oooze. You can find this review and others here. The critiques I've read of Brian McLaren's new book A New Kind of Christianity: Ten Questions That Are Transforming the Faith condemn it as heretical. Key to this judgment is that they all evaluate the book based on a canon of orthodoxy that I would characterizes as a loosely post-Reformation … [Read more...]

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