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Moving Beyond Deconstructing Faith by Benjamin L. Corey

World War II decimated much of Europe and left once-beautiful cities in smoldering rubble. Homes, breathtaking cathedrals, and bridges, along with nearly anything else one could imagine, were either damaged or destroyed by the evils of war. While war itself … read more »

Holding Back the Tide of Fear

When I am hiking in the Rockies, with each turn in the path presenting a new postcard view of mountains and valleys, I can feel my stress and anxiety melt away. As many scholars have proven, being out in the … read more »

Jumping into the World

Growing up in the church, I heard numerous sermons by well-meaning pastors that admonished how we should be “in the world, but not of it.” It felt like a backhanded slap to all the good things I loved that didn’t … read more »

A Smaller Exodus?: An Excerpt from Richard Elliott Friedman’s The Exodus

The principal points that people generally bring up in doubting the exodus are mostly about numbers: We have found no remnant of the two million people in the Sinai region. We have found no widespread material culture of Egypt in … read more »

In the Beginning: A Note from Our Founding Publisher

In celebration of HarperOne’s fortieth anniversary as a HarperCollins imprint in San Francisco, we thought we would pull from the archives a piece by Clayton E. Carlson, the publisher who moved us out of New York in 1977. In this … read more »

The Alchemy of Spirit and Paper

Five hundred years ago, a scholar-monk posted ninety-five theses on a door and inadvertently started a revolution. Many books attempt to explain what happened (including one of our own; see the just-released Rebel in the Ranks by top Reformation scholar … read more »

Sneak Peek: Deborah Calling by Avraham Azrieli

Deborah woke up and found a pig licking her face. She pushed the animal away, sat up, and looked around. The stream ran only steps away, the sound of its constant flow masking the noise from the various campsites up … read more »

The HarperLegend Summer Read

I think we all have this cherished “summer read” fantasy of reading a gripping book while lying on the beach, or rocking on the porch of a mountain cabin, or sipping an iced drink at a city café. I know … read more »

The Sign of the Cross: Spiritual Lessons from With God in Russia – Afterword by James Martin, SJ

The final line is, for me, the most moving in the entire book. “Slowly, carefully, I made the sign of the Cross over the land I was leaving.” In the long line of spiritual memoirs written by American Catholics, there … read more »

Serpents, Doves, the LGBT Community, and a Saintly Jesuit

Jesus advised us to be “wise as serpents and innocent as doves” (Matthew 10:16), which is one of my favorite passages since I find it so useful. Still, when I share this with others, they wince and grow uncomfortable. Who … read more »