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Monthly Archives: November 2011

Why It Is Important to Read the Difficult Parts of the Bible By Philip Jenkins, author of Laying Down the Sword

Over the past thirty years, Western societies have repeatedly come into conflict with radical Islamist movements, to the point that many Americans regard the faith of Islam as almost synonymous with terrorism. After an atrocity such as the September 11 … read more »

An Excerpt from The Triumph of ChristianityBy Rodney Stark

Christian Mercy  In the midst of the squalor, misery, illness, and anonymity of ancient cities, Christianity provided an island of mercy and security. Foremost was the Christian duty to alleviate want and suffering. It started with Jesus: “For I was … read more »

Surprised by Bishop Wright By Mickey Maudlin, HarperOne Senior V.P./Executive Editor

The late great Bible scholar F. F. Bruce once remarked that he would not have been able to do his work if he had taught within a confessional institution, such as a seminary or Christian college. What I found odd … read more »