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Articles from Vol. 55, No. 2, May

Christianity and Classical Culture
In its various permutations the question regarding the relationship between Christianity and classical culture endures. The intrepid Canadian classicist, Charles Norris Cochrane, titled his bold venture Christianity and Classical Culture (Oxford, 1940)....
Flannery O'Connor's Christian Politics
Flannery O'Connor's (1925-1964) politics have been relatively little studied. Partly this is because O'Connor herself had very little to say-at least in her public pronouncements-about political matters. Even in her private letters, however, she rarely...
Gratia Gratis Data: Claudel's Concept of Poet and Poetry
In an essay intended as a conclusion to a series of modern critical reflections on Claudel's work, Pierre-Henri Simon observed that Claudel's fundamental mission was to "dedicate the creation to the Creator through the word" and that "he, the poet" would...
Pagans, the End of Traditional Religion and Rise of Christianity
Pagans, The End of Traditional Religion and Rise of Christianity. By James O'Donnell. New York: Harper Collins, 2015. Pp. 288. $ 27.99.Pagans reads like a fireside chat with a knowledgeable uncle. It is full of delightful stories that reference nearly...
Shrinking the New Testament Canon: A Review of Forgery and Counterforgery: The Use of Literary Deceit in Early Christian Polemics
Shrinking the New Testament Canon: A Review of Forgery and Counterforgery: The Use of Literary Deceit in Early Christian Polemics. By Bart D. Ehrman. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2013. Pp. 622. $38.48.John Mulryan: An Overview of Ehrman's AchievementBefore...
The Art of Listening in the Early Church
The Art of Listening in the Early Church. By Carol Harrison. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2013. Pp. 336. $ 125.00.Many students and scholars mine the primary and secondary literature of early Christianity in an attempt at retrieving the various theological...
The Ransom of the Soul. Afterlife and Wealth in Early Western Christianity
The Ransom of the Soul. Afterlife and Wealth in Early Western Christianity. By Peter Brown. Cambridge, Massachusetts: Harvard University Press, 2015. Pp. 288. $ 23.95.As he has been brilliantly doing since his groundbreaking life of Augustine, Peter...
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