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  1. Articles
    The Achievement of Alasdair MacIntyre
    First Things, August/September 1996, pp. 22-26
  2. [+]
    Asking the Right Questions (Review)
    Religious Mystery and Rational Reflection, by Louis Dupre
    1. Religious Mystery and Rational Reflection by Louis Dupre
    Commonweal, June 5, 1998, p. 26
  3. [+]
    Attention Must Be Paid (Review)
    Multiculturalism and the Politics of Recognition, by Charles Taylor
    1. Multiculturalism and the Politics of Recognition by Charles Taylor
    First Things, April 1993, pp. 48-50
  4. Balthasar, Hell, and Heresy: An Exchange
    First Things, December 2006, pp. 29-32
  5. [+]
    Being and Nazism (Review)
    Martin Heidegger, by Rudiger Safranski
    1. Martin Heidegger by Rudiger Safranski
    The Weekly Standard, August 3, 1998, pp. 33-34
  6. Review Essay
    The Blind Programmer (Review)
    How the Mind Works, by Steven Pinker
    1. How the Mind Works by Steven Pinker
    First Things, March 1998, pp. 35-43
  7. [+]
    Briefly Noted (Review)
    Plato on the Human Paradox, by Robert J. O'Connell
    1. Plato on the Human Paradox by Robert J. O'Connell
    First Things, November 1997, p. 61
  8. [+]
    Briefly Noted (Review)
    The Cambridge Companion to the Bible, by Howard Clark Kee, Eric M. Meyers, and John Rog...
    1. The Cambridge Companion to the Bible by Howard Clark Kee, Eric M. Meyers, and John Rogerson, ...
    First Things, October 1997, p. 69
  9. [+]
    Briefly Noted (Review)
    Examining the Catholic Intellectual Tradition, by Anthony J. Cernera and Oliver J. Morgan
    1. Examining the Catholic Intellectual Tradition by Anthony J. Cernera and Oliver J. Morgan
    First Things, June/July 2001, p. 61
  10. [+]
    Briefly Noted (Review)
    Islam: A Guide for Jews and Christians, by F.E. Peters
    1. Islam: A Guide for Jews and Christians by F.E. Peters
    First Things, August/September 2003, p. 54
  11. [+]
    Briefly Noted (Review)
    Intelligent Design Creationism and Its Critics, by Robert T. Pennock
    1. Intelligent Design Creationism and Its Critics by Robert T. Pennock
    First Things, January 2003, p. 67
  12. [+]
    Briefly Noted (Review)
    Darwin and Design, by Michael Ruse
    1. Darwin and Design by Michael Ruse
    First Things, October 2003, p. 75
  13. The Cambridge Companion to Hans Urs von Balthasar (2004)
    1 Review
  14. [+]
    The Capital of Ambivalence (Review)
    Modernity and Crises of Identity, by Jacques Le Rider
    1. Modernity and Crises of Identity by Jacques Le Rider
    First Things, December 1994, pp. 60-63
  15. Books
    Celebrating Hellenism (Review)
    Greek Ways, by Bruce Thornton
    1. Greek Ways by Bruce Thornton
    First Things, August/September 2001, pp. 57-58
  16. Correspondence
    First Things, August 1992, pp. 2-7
  17. Correspondence
    First Things, November 1992, pp. 2-8
  18. Correspondence
    First Things, April 1994, pp. 2-6
  19. 'A Designer Universe?'
    An Exchange
    The New York Review of Books, January 20, 2000, p. 64
  20. Digging for Summer, 1986
    Commonweal, June 2, 2000, p. 13
  21. Discovering the American Aristotle
    First Things, December 1993, pp. 24-33
  22. Books
    Dramatist of Forgiveness (3 Reviews)
    The Age of Shakespeare, by Frank Kermode
    1. The Age of Shakespeare by Frank Kermode
    2. Shakespeare by Michael Wood
    3. The Trial of Man by Craig Bernthal
    First Things, June/July 2004, pp. 44-48
  23. [+]
    An Earthquake in Slow Motion (Review)
    The Stripping of the Altars, by Eamon Duffy
    1. The Stripping of the Altars by Eamon Duffy
    Commonweal, March 12, 1993, pp. 27-32
  24. An Exchange
    Edward T. Oakes and His Critics
    First Things, April 2001, pp. 5-12
  25. [+]
    Eros and Rage (Review)
    The Therapy of Desire, by Martha C. Nussbaum
    1. The Therapy of Desire by Martha C. Nussbaum
    First Things, August/September 1995, pp. 51-53
  26. Review Essay
    Evangelical Theology in Crisis (Review)
    No Place for Truth, by David F. Wells
    1. No Place for Truth by David F. Wells
    First Things, October 1993, pp. 38-44
  27. [+]
    From Aquinas to Aquarius (Review)
    Men Astutely Trained, by Peter McDonough
    1. Men Astutely Trained by Peter McDonough
    First Things, May 1992, pp. 74-75
  28. German Essays on Religion (1994)
    1 Review
  29. [+]
    A God Without Pedigree (2 Reviews)
    Genesis, by Robert Alter
    1. Genesis by Robert Alter
    2. The Beginning of Desire by Avivah Gottlieb Zornberg
    Commonweal, March 14, 1997, pp. 28-29
  30. [+]
    The Heart of the Church (Review)
    Mary Through the Centuries, by Jaroslav Pelikan
    1. Mary Through the Centuries by Jaroslav Pelikan
    First Things, February 1997, pp. 52-53
  31. [+]
    The "I" of Christ (Review)
    St. Cyril of Alexandria: The Christological Controversy, by John Anthony McGuckin
    1. St. Cyril of Alexandria: The Christological Controversy by John Anthony McGuckin
    First Things, August 2005, pp. 50-53
  32. Icons and Kitsch
    First Things, March 2001, pp. 37-44
  33. Is America on the Way Down? (Round Three)
    Commentary, August 1992, p. 11
  34. [+]
    A Jesus Just for Me (Review)
    What Jesus Meant, by Garry Wills
    1. What Jesus Meant by Garry Wills
    First Things, March 2006, pp. 45-47
  35. Review Essay
    Jewish Ethics Engaged (Review)
    Jewish Social Ethics, by David Novak
    1. Jewish Social Ethics by David Novak
    First Things, June/July 1993, pp. 42-48
  36. [+]
    Jump-Starting the Enlightenment (Review)
    Radical Enlightenment, by Jonathan I. Israel
    1. Radical Enlightenment by Jonathan I. Israel
    First Things, April 2002, pp. 41-45
  37. Letters
    Commentary, October 1991, pp. 2-12
  38. Ludwig Wittgenstein Confesses
    First Things, June/July 1992, pp. 37-41
  39. Luther, the Movie
    First Things, January 2004, pp. 20-21
  40. [+]
    Making the Wager (Review)
    God: The Evidence, by Patrick Glynn
    1. God: The Evidence by Patrick Glynn
    First Things, August/September 1998, pp. 64-65
  41. Books
    The Man Behind the Curtain (Review)
    Unauthorized Freud, by Frederick C. Crews
    1. Unauthorized Freud by Frederick C. Crews
    First Things, January 1999, pp. 38-41
  42. Review Essay
    Nature as Law and Gift
    First Things, May 1999, pp. 44-50
  43. [+]
    Never At a Loss for Words (Review)
    Shakespeare's Language, by Frank Kermode
    1. Shakespeare's Language by Frank Kermode
    Commonweal, September 8, 2000, pp. 38-39
  44. [+]
    Newman, Yes; Paley, No (Review)
    The Wedge of Truth, by Phillip E. Johnson
    1. The Wedge of Truth by Phillip E. Johnson
    First Things, January 2001, pp. 48-51
  45. Newman's Liberal Problem
    First Things, April 2003, pp. 43-49
  46. Articles
    Original Sin
    A Disputation
    First Things, November 1998, pp. 16-23
  47. Pascal
    The First Modern Christian
    First Things, August/September 1999, pp. 41-47
  48. Pattern of Redemption (1995)
    The Theology of Hans Urs von Balthasar
    1 Review
  49. Philosophy in an Old Key
    First Things, December 2000, pp. 27-34
  50. [+]
    Poisoned Eros (Review)
    Love and Friendship, by Allan Bloom
    1. Love and Friendship by Allan Bloom
    First Things, January 1994, pp. 52-53
  51. Books
    Problems or Puzzles? (Review)
    Wittgenstein's Poker, by David Edmonds and John Eidinow
    1. Wittgenstein's Poker by David Edmonds and John Eidinow
    First Things, May 2002, pp. 41-42
  52. [+]
    Radicals of the Rhine (Review)
    Basel in the Age of Burckhardt, by Lionel Gossman
    1. Basel in the Age of Burckhardt by Lionel Gossman
    First Things, December 2001, pp. 56-59
  53. [+]
    The Reality of the Beautiful (Review)
    Speaking of Beauty, by Denis Donoghue
    1. Speaking of Beauty by Denis Donoghue
    First Things, December 2003, pp. 44-47
  54. [+]
    Really Bad Ideas (Review)
    God's Funeral, by A.N. Wilson
    1. God's Funeral by A.N. Wilson
    Commonweal, October 8, 1999, pp. 28-30
  55. [+]
    Reason Needs God (Review)
    The Last Word, by Thomas Nagel
    1. The Last Word by Thomas Nagel
    Commonweal, January 30, 1998, pp. 22-24
  56. Repent!
    Commonweal, March 25, 1994, pp. 30-32
  57. [+]
    Briefly Noted (Review)
    Making Sense of it All, by Thomas V. Morris
    1. Making Sense of it All by Thomas V. Morris
    First Things, December 1993, p. 63
  58. [+]
    Briefly Noted (Review)
    God's Plagiarist, by R. Howard Bloch
    1. God's Plagiarist by R. Howard Bloch
    First Things, October 1994, p. 69
  59. [+]
    Briefly Noted (Review)
    Nazi Germany: A New History, by Klaus P. Fischer
    1. Nazi Germany: A New History by Klaus P. Fischer
    First Things, October 1995, p. 68
  60. [+]
    Briefly Noted (Review)
    The Decline of Eastern Christianity Under Islam, by Bat Ye'or
    1. The Decline of Eastern Christianity Under Islam by Bat Ye'or
    First Things, August/September 1997, pp. 70-71
  61. [+]
    Briefly Noted (Review)
    Christology from Within, by Mark A. McIntosh
    1. Christology from Within by Mark A. McIntosh
    First Things, May 1997, p. 56
  62. [+]
    Briefly Noted (Review)
    Old Wine, New Flasks, by Roald Hoffmann and Shira Leibowitz Schmidt
    1. Old Wine, New Flasks by Roald Hoffmann and Shira Leibowitz Schmidt
    First Things, August/September 1998, p. 70
  63. [+]
    Briefly Noted (Review)
    Blaise Pascal, by Marvin R. O'Connell
    1. Blaise Pascal by Marvin R. O'Connell
    First Things, October 1998, p. 76
  64. [+]
    Briefly Noted (3 Reviews)
    The Encyclopedia of Apocalypticism, Vol I, by John J. Collins
    1. The Encyclopedia of Apocalypticism, Vol I by John J. Collins
    2. The Encyclopedia of Apocalypticism, Vol II by Bernard McGinn
    3. The Encyclopedia of Apocalypticism, Vol. III by Stephen J. Stein
    First Things, December 1999, p. 62
  65. [+]
    Briefly Noted (Review)
    Jesus: Apocalyptic Prophet of the New Millennium, by Bart D. Ehrman
    1. Jesus: Apocalyptic Prophet of the New Millennium by Bart D. Ehrman
    First Things, March 2000, p. 89
  66. [+]
    Briefly Noted (Review)
    Francis of Assisi, by Adrian House
    1. Francis of Assisi by Adrian House
    First Things, January 2002, p. 67
  67. [+]
    Briefly Noted (Review)
    On Pascal, by Douglas Groothuis
    1. On Pascal by Douglas Groothuis
    First Things, November 2002, p. 63
  68. [+]
    Briefly Noted (2 Reviews)
    The Children of Abraham, by F.E. Peters
    1. The Children of Abraham by F.E. Peters
    2. Aristotle's Children by Richard E. Rubenstein
    First Things, April 2005, pp. 53-54
  69. [+]
    Briefly Noted (Review)
    Augustine: A New Biography, by James J. O'Donnell
    1. Augustine: A New Biography by James J. O'Donnell
    First Things, August 2005, p. 60
  70. [+]
    Briefly Noted (Review)
    C.s. Lewis's Dangerous Idea, by Victor Reppert
    1. C.s. Lewis's Dangerous Idea by Victor Reppert
    First Things, March 2005, p. 57
  71. [+]
    The Road from Damascus (Review)
    Paul of Tarsus: A Visionary Life, by Edward Stourton
    1. Paul of Tarsus: A Visionary Life by Edward Stourton
    First Things, May 2006, pp. 51-54
  72. [+]
    Second-Hand Civ. (Review)
    Eccentric Culture, by Remi Brague
    1. Eccentric Culture by Remi Brague
    First Things, June/July 2003, pp. 42-45
  73. Articles
    Shakespeare's Millennium
    First Things, December 1999, pp. 17-23
  74. [+]
    Smart Thinking (Review)
    Upheavals of Thought, by Martha C. Nussbaum
    1. Upheavals of Thought by Martha C. Nussbaum
    First Things, October 2002, pp. 65-68
  75. Stanely Fish's Milton
    First Things, November 2001, pp. 23-34
  76. [+]
    The Three Rings of Monotheism (Review)
    The Monotheists, by F.E. Peters
    1. The Monotheists by F.E. Peters
    First Things, February 2004, pp. 49-53
  77. [+]
    What Do Zombies Think? (Review)
    Sweet Dreams, by Daniel C. Dennett
    1. Sweet Dreams by Daniel C. Dennett
    First Things, January 2006, pp. 49-51
  78. Books
    What trust reveals (Review)
    Quarks, Chaos and Christianity, by John Polkinghorne
    1. Quarks, Chaos and Christianity by John Polkinghorne
    Commonweal, August 16, 1996, p. 23
  79. [+]
    Why the Dane Was Melancholy (Review)
    Hamlet in Purgatory, by Stephen Greenblatt
    1. Hamlet in Purgatory by Stephen Greenblatt
    Commonweal, May 4, 2001, pp. 29-31
  80. [+]
    Wild Oscar (Review)
    The Unmasking of Oscar Wilde, by Joseph Pearce
    1. The Unmasking of Oscar Wilde by Joseph Pearce
    The Weekly Standard, November 15, 2004, pp. 34-35
  81. [+]
    Wimsey Surpassed (Review)
    A Mind In Love, by Barbara Reynolds
    1. A Mind In Love by Barbara Reynolds
    Commonweal, January 28, 1994, pp. 28-32
  82. [+]
    Without Ambassador---Or Diplomacy (Review)
    The American Religion, by Harold Bloom
    1. The American Religion by Harold Bloom
    Commonweal, May 22, 1992, pp. 26-27
  83. Women and Abortion
    An Exchange of Views
    Commonweal, April 7, 1972, pp. 112-118
  84. [+]
    The Wonders of Ordinary Language (Review)
    Wittgenstein on Ethics and Religious Belief, by Cyril Barrett
    1. Wittgenstein on Ethics and Religious Belief by Cyril Barrett
    First Things, October 1992, p. 55
  85. [+]
    Zealous for Perfection (Review)
    John Wesley, by Stephen Tomkins
    1. John Wesley by Stephen Tomkins
    First Things, December 2004, pp. 52-57
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