The Christian Century

Founded on January 4, 1900, The Christian Century is a biweekly magazine published by The Christian Century. Its subject is religion. The Rev. John M. Buchanan is Editor and Publisher and David Heim is Executive Editor.

Articles from Vol. 112, No. 26, September 13

A Passion for Lesser Things
THERE IS PERHAPS no more controversial claim in scripture than 1 Timothy's assertion that "the love of money is the root of all evil." It hardly seems sufficient to blame the terrible woe of human existence on our greed for gold. After all, Adam and...
Cheap Shots
ANDREW SULLIVAN'S appointment as editor of the New Republic four years ago caused a stir. For one thing, he was only 28. Equally st king, however, was the way Sullivan combined being openly gay, firmly Catholic and something of a political conservative....
Georgia
BROWSING THE television channels on a Sunday morning, paused to watch a religious broadcast. A radiant former Miss America was telling the preacher that the Lord had helped her win her crown. Such linking of worldly success and God usually irritates...
Hammering Away
TEACHER AND CRITIC Louis Menand came across an essay in which he was criticized by Henry Giroux for representing the "classic liberal retreat into a politics of refusal." Giroux was contending that professors should make "the pedagogical more political,"...
New World Order, Old World Anti-Semitism
IN HIS PUBLISHED WRITINGS, especially his 1991 book The New World Order, Pat Robertson has propagated theories about a worldwide Jewish conspiracy. Michael Land raised the issue in February in the New York Times Book Review, and in April Jacob Heilbrun,...
Shanghai Triad
Zhang Yimou, perhaps the leading contemporary Chinese director, came to the festival to present Shanghai Triad, a story of a Mafia-style gang that controls the city of Shanghai in 1932. Yimou's Raise the Red Lantern won the top prize at the Berlin Festival...
Would-Be Mediators
RENEWED FIGHTING between the government of Sri Lanka and the Tamil Tigers has ended a six-month truce and destroyed the peace process largely initiated by Protestant leaders. Although Christians constitute only 7 percent of the island's 17 million residents,...